Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole has revealed that United States (U.S.) officials told the Federal Government delegates that followed President Muhammad Buhari on a state visit to the country that a minister in the regime of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration stole $6 billion from the state covers.
Oshiohmole, in a chat with State House correspondents shortly after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said: “The PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) 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. So, 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.
“It 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 Imams, 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 (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation) was spending much more money than was available to the Federation Account.
“We 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 – all of us here.
“Mr. Carson, who was the Assistant Secretary of State, when we visited him in the company of Senator Saraki, then as Chairman of the Governors’ …Read More
Source:: New Mail