Poverty is not an act of God - Oshiomhole blasts PDP

Poverty is not an act of God - Oshiomhole blasts PDP

- Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has accused the PDP of plunging Nigeria into poverty

- Oshiomhole said the job of APC members is to show Nigeria how the opposition party, PDP looted Nigeria under the Jonathan regime

The former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole, has called on members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure that they educate Nigerians on how the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) allegedly looted funds during its sixteen years in power.

Vanguard reports that Oshiomhole made this statement while addressing leaders of the APC in Edo state

He said: “It is our task as party activist to painstakingly explain to our people in the rural areas to understand who dug the hole that led to what we are experiencing today as a nation and the effort by President Muhammadu Buhari to gradually pull us out of that hole to the surface and begin to push and uplift us upward to that level in which every Nigerian will have to say I am a proud Nigerian.

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“Poverty is not an act of God. It is the result of our economic history. And when you look at the numbers of how much was stolen under the watch of Jonathan as President and the revelations the governor of Gombe state made, the kind of money that was diverted under the PDP regime under President Jonathan, those monies if distributed by 180 million Nigerians, each of us will have a swollen pocket.

“And we must help our people to appreciate that the challenge of rebuilding a house that was rocked beyond foundation, to build complete new foundation cannot be an overnight work. What is important is that there is a commitment to refix and the President has broken new grounds which may not have been amplified to a level that the rural people can see them.

“Once upon a time growing up, we were told that the Army´s finances are beyond proud, that whatever a general has stolen, it was for good, you cannot question.

"But this President has subjected the military to accountability. Some persons who were untouchable before are being touched. So, that fight against corruption, I am happy that even other African heads of states under the umbrella of the AU, have acknowledged President Buhari as one African President that has proved his sincerity to fight corruption. And i think even recently the Secretary General of the Commonwealth also had very kind word to say about the leadership of our president on the war against corruption.”

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Recall that NAIJ.com earlier reported that President Buhari met Oshiomhole on Thursday, May 24, ahead of the party’s national convention.

The closed-door meeting between the two politicians lasted about two hours and held inside the president’s office at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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