SUDDEN FUEL SCARCITY: A CLEAR TACTIC FOR DISENFRANCHISEMENT
Undoubtedly, problems do arise in a government but there is nothing more awkward and painful when these problems are orchestrated by some people in order to suffer their fellow humans and in adverse situations, become destructive to the growth of a nation. The #Nigerian system of government is failing because of poor leadership at all levels.
It is no longer news that Nigeria is about to witness the electioneering exercise that will decide its fate and that of the future of unborn generations at the polls on 16th February, 2019. Hence, the advocacy for all eligible voters to vote based on issues and not sentiments.
Sadly, it has been observed that just four days to elections, fuel scarcity has emerged across the South Eastern States of Nigeria. It came as a surprise in the early hours of 12th February, 2019, when every petrol station was instructed to shut down sale of petroleum products with the disguise of an ongoing strike. How absurd can things happen in this country with the arrogance from these leaders?
This is the best way of disrupting the elections and probably give way to manipulations. This would affect electorates who would embark on traveling to different destinations where they are registered to cast their votes. At times of fuel scarcity, transportation fares are hiked and movement would be restricted.
One would not be wrong to classify these happenings as attacks aimed at disenfranchising these citizens, thereby imposing the wrong candidates on them. It is unfortunate that there hasn’t been any call of action from the South East Governors especially Anambra and Enugu State to fix this anomaly.
The international community, ECOWAS as well as international observers, are hereby called upon to react to the current situation since it is undisputed that Nigerian citizens are been targeted to be disenfranchised on 16th February, 2019 by the leaders of this country through a sudden and man-made fuel scarcity. It is the hope of the affected Nigerians that this situation would be reversed as soon as possible.
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