Legal Nigeria

Oshiomhole Says Jonathan’s Ministers Stole $6bn

Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday rejected  the Peoples Democratic Party’s criticisms of President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to the United States of America, saying that the party should bury its head in shame after destroying the country.‎‎
He said members of Buhari’s delegation were told in the US how a minister under the President Jonathan stole $6 billion.
He accused the PDP succeeded in supervising Nigeria’s liquidation.
“The 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 $6 billion.
“The man said even by Washington standard, that is earth-quaking,” he said.
Oshiomhole, who was a member of President Muhammadu Buhari’s delegation to the United States, spoke with State House correspondents in Abuja.
He said that by all standards and in comparison with similar trips to the US‎ embarked upon by former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, the trip was a success.
He said PDP deserved to be pitied.
He said Nigerians should be happy that they now have a president‎ who could talk with confidence unlike “a President that is blabbing and is not sure of what the issues are.”
‎He said no one should bother about what PDP said  about the present administration because PDP was not expected to praise a government that is doing better than it did while in charge.
“… 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.
“Under 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; elevate Obas and Obis with dollars.
-This Day