The Edo State governor Adams Oshiomhole Monday said that he and other¬†members of President Muhammadu Buhari‚Äôs delegation to the United States learnt from officials there that a former minister who served under former President Goodluck Jonathan stole $6billion all alone.
Oshiomhole also accused the immediate past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of succeeding in supervising Nigeria‚Äôs liquidation.
The governor spoke¬†to journalists in Aso Villa after he and Kebbi State governor, Atiku Bagudu, met with the president behind closed doors, saying they were at the Villa to meet President Buhari over the National Assembly crisis.
He said: ‚ÄúThe PDP destroyed the country. I mean from the lips of American officials; senior officials of the State Department said one minister under PDP cornered as much as $6billion. The man said that, even by Washington standard, that is earth-quaking.
‚ÄúSo, PDP is a party that presided over the liquidation of our nation, destroyed all our institutions, converted the Armed Forces commanders to use them as if they were political thugs, converted NTA to a party megaphone, destroyed the SSS, went after opposition as if we were rabbits to be pursued into our holes, compromised even student unions and destroyed everything that you can think of, and elevated religion to a state affair”.
‚ÄúUnder the party, Israel became a place you visit every week; they placed pastors against mallams, placed North against South, East against West just to retain power; elevated Obas and Obis with dollars. You guys were reporting dollars that were changing hands, when NNPC was spending much more money than is available to the Federation Account”.
‚ÄúWe are a very patient people. If we were not a patient people, anybody wearing the tag of PDP ought to feel very unsafe because you are all victims ‚Äď all of us here‚ÄĚ: