Nigerians have fully endorsed the sale of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, a very major arm of the Federal Government, and the country’s main source of revenue generation, for decades.
You may recall, that the sale of the NNPC is one of the main campaign promises of the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, arguing that, its sale will free the country from massive corruption by government Officials, and enable the country to also source for other channels of revenue generation, if and when he becomes President.
However, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and its supporters, have publicly condemned the idea of the sale of the NNPC by the Atiku government, if he emerges President. They argue that, he stands to gain a lot and cheat the country for personal gains, if such sale should ever happen; using that as one their campaign weapons against the PDP Presidential Candidate.
Nonetheless, to get the opinion of Nigerians as regards the sale of the NNPC, Post-Nigeria put up an online poll on Twitter, asking Nigerians to vote, whether or not the NNPC should indeed be sold.
The results of the poll showed a whopping 84% of Nigerians backing PDP’s Atiku Abubakar, that yes indeed the NNPC should be sold off, and a meagre 16% of Nigerians, standing with APC’s Muhammadu Buhari, that the NNPC should never be sold off, and that status quo be maintained.