He, therefore, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, reverse the increment of petroleum price and that of electricity as the country is yet to come to terms with the effect of COVID-19.
Speaking during a courtesy visit by the PDP aspirants in the Lagos East Senatorial district and Kosofe 2 State constituency, Bode said the decision remains the greatest pain that any government can inflict on the people that gave them the mandate to manage the resources of their nation.
His words: “There is hunger in the land; Nigeria is on the verge of collapse. The President has only one opportunity to rewrite his name in the golden pages of history.
“All is not well in the country. They should revisit the decision, it is inhuman, unacceptable and going to add too much pain both to the rich and poor.
“Who will not be at pain now with an increase in petrol and electricity? The immediate thing is that all industries will hike their products despite the fact that so many people have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19.
“The President should look at faces and tell those people behind this increment to stop.”