Electricity Tariff: Stop Complaining & Start Protesting – Nigerians To Atiku
Nigerians on social media are fed with the online complaints of former vice president Atiku Abubakar and are urging him to take to the streets to protest over the irregularities in the country.
The call comes following the recent increase in electricity tariff as the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) stated that Nigerians would have to pay more to enjoy longer hours of power supply.
Reacting to the increment on Tuesday, September 2, 2020, Atiku shared a post on Twitter, voicing his rejection of the hike and calling it “ill-timed and ill-advised”.
I reject the increased electricity tariffs. Coming out of the lockdown, Nigerians need a stimulus, not an impetuous disregard for the challenges they face. Many Nigerians have not earned an income for months, due to no fault of theirs. This increase is ill-timed and ill-advised.
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) September 3, 2020
Twitter users have now beckoned on him to protest and not just make online complaints like before.
See their tweets below:
Atiku has tweeted against the hike in electricity just like millions of Nigerians have been tweeting against it.
He should leave his villa and hit the street so the rest of us can join him. You can stay behind and run commentary. That's fine https://t.co/Jjf2GgFLdp
— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) September 3, 2020
You are a prominent figure in the biggest opposition party in the country. A third party media will not send a stronger message. The streets are free; lead a protest, Mr Atiku. https://t.co/nB5IpRK1bh
— FS Yusuf (@FS_Yusuf_) September 3, 2020
Atiku bankrolled Buhari’s 2015 electioneering campaigns
Saraki, Dogara & other musketeers joined him in that crusade.
What’s stopping Atiku from leading the protest against Buhari now???
Atikulated warriors shud give Aisha Yesufu a break. Atiku shud, he MUST lead the protest!!
— NEFERTITI (@firstladyship) September 3, 2020
Dear @atiku, this is Buhari & APC leadership when d fuel pump price was increased during GEJ administration. They didn't reject d increase on Twitter neither did they hold press conference. It was done with a street protest. U & @OfficialPDPNig leaders shld take d lead. Thanks pic.twitter.com/2shaHbTnDR
— Food Chemometrics (@BTOlawoye) September 3, 2020
Sir, today, you are the real definition of hypocrisy. Your penchant for president won't be realize that way.
— Kabiru Usman Misali (@KabiruMisali) September 3, 2020
Come out sir. Lead aggressive protest. Twitter protest is no more meaningful or make any difference to this awful, disgusting & harsh policy made by the terrible govt of the day.. Nigerians are suffering, No space for breathing, Nigerians have been pushed to the end of the wall.
— B.A.O Balokunz😎✊ (@Balokunz) September 3, 2020
Lead a street protest, Mr Atiku.
— FS Yusuf (@FS_Yusuf_) September 3, 2020
Atiku is always forming big man ,he can’t protest ,even for electoral reform,he will suffer same fate in 2023
— Palermo🦁 (@mykiechuks) September 3, 2020
Dear H. E. @atiku, come out and lead Nigerians in a nationwide protest!
— Henry Shield (@henryshield) September 3, 2020
After this tweet what next?
Abeg second base jare!!
— Matt (@OgaMadam24) September 3, 2020
Enough of the press release from you and the PDP. We have read enough. Lead a nation wide protest, and see the rest of Nigeria hit the street. This is the time for action
— NWACHINEMERE (@OdogwuDab) September 3, 2020
Let's move from twitter to the streets.
APC did it when they were in opposition, you can do it NOW! What is opposition that only wail on Twitter?
— Blessed Beyond Measure (BBM) (@Drmuzoic) September 3, 2020
I am not even proposing a match I am proposing a shutdown of the country. Let us all move to every federal roads in the country and Sit down block it for 24hrs. No selling no buying and lay some simple yet important demands for 24hours. It would send a signal.
— kingCedar (@Ayotola85) September 3, 2020
Dear Atiku sir
I urge you to come out along with CUPP members, religious, labour leaders, Civil society, suffering masses to protest this abysmally fascist & totalitarian policy of this regime.
This govt is consolidating poverty & hardship
— 🤣نوح أولاتوند (@noaholatunde) September 3, 2020
This is the best of time to lead the struggle. It would be great if you can use the opportunity and associate with the masses.
— Franklin Adebayo Adimchinobi (@Franklinbayo) September 3, 2020
Come out and condemn it Sir just as they (PMB, Fashola, Bakare, Tinubu, and the rest) when they where playing opposition. The "occupy Nigerian" is still fresh in our heart.
Be a leader and lead the protest against this injustice to all Nigerian from the front.
— Galeedo (@galeed_okwuosa) September 3, 2020