PDP lures Bayelsa voters with kerosene

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Several political support groups within the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] in Bayelsa, including the Women for Change Initiative, promoted by the first lady, Patience Jonathan, on Thursday hijacked the Kero Correct Initiative of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, as an electioneering tool aimed at garnering support for President Goodluck Jonathan.

Addressing thousands, who gathered at the NNPC Mega Station, some officials of various PDP support groups took turns to openly campaign.

They also declared that the kerosene was from Mr. Jonathan and the Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
A special line was created for PDP leaders at various levels as well as Women for Change Initiative, which sent a retinue of officials to oversee the kerosene sales at N50 to lure the poor.

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (nnpc)  commences sale of kerosene at n50 per liter under the kero correct initiative in bayelsa  on thursday (29/1/15).
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (nnpc) commences sale of kerosene at n50 per liter under the kero correct initiative in bayelsa on thursday (29/1/15).

The pump attendants dispensed 25 litres to each beneficiary whilst the crowd surged and occupied every available space at the filling station.

However, police officers deployed to ensure order were seen helping themselves to several jerry cans of kerosene while thousands remained under the scorching sun for hours on end without a drop of the elusive cheap kerosene.

Some elderly women in their 70s lamented that they had been under the sun for hours without getting the product.

“This is sheer deception,” Jemimah Ekio said. “I was told that kerosene was available but with this crowd, there is no way I can have the strength to wait for it. The suffering is too much. If I knew that it would be like this, I would not have bothered coming out. I have been under the sun for hours and did not buy. I am tired.”


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  • King Carlos

    Common Sense Revolution is highly needed.

    • Yemi

      Gbam!

  • Olu Ade

    Are we in the 1950s! What kind of backward strategy is this? just like stomach infrastructure in Ekiti State. Is this the way this country will continued to be deceived? The denied the common man reasonable price for Kerosene but now that election is here, they are selling at #50, only to tell their cabal to go back to their exploitative price a day after election, and for the m assess to wait another 4years after that. Are we going to allow this cycle of fooling to continue my dear people? I am waiting for February 14 to come, to see if these people will still get away with their stone age deceptive strategy.

  • Maria

    This is the PDP 21st century transformation agenda…these clowns claim they are taking Nigeria forward… yet in 21st century, it is kerosene they are bribing the same Nigerians with to solicit for votes… what a backward people! No wonder, in their 16 years in power and, in fact, in the last 5 years in particular, the only transformation Nigeria and Nigerians have witnessed is backwardness and retrogression.

  • Preco01

    Man wey no fit “feed” him family wan take care of the whole village..Mitshuuuu..!! change indeed is coming to Nigeria this FEBUHARI 14th