The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has strongly kicked against the purported plans by the Federal Government to increase fuel price.
There were reports across the nation that the NNPC has jerked up fuel price at its retail outlets with many selling above the stipulated price.
CNPP in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu enjoined Nigerians never to put their hope on Labour unions in Nigeria for any reversal of a hike in pump price if the Federal Government eventually danced to the tune of the rumour mongers.
However, CNPP stated that, “The only hope for the ordinary Nigeria citizen at a time like this is the CNPP and its coalition of civil society groups.
“Since the rumour of fuel price hike began to make the rounds, observable body language of some government officials as well as their statements point to the fact that the increment is sure to come if the ordinary people did not resist the plan.
“More so, former and present bosses of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have at one time or the other in recent times maintained that the price of fuel might have to be increased from the current rate of N145 per litre due to the rising exchange rate.
“The CNPP is currently mobilizing leaders of the civil society groups for a mother-of-all resistance if the federal government dares to increase the pump price of petrol at any time.