- Adams Oshiomhole, the former governor of Edo state, has lambasted Jonathan over alleged fraud perpetrated under his administration
- He said that all Nigerians would have become rich if money diverted under Jonathan regime is equally shared
- The former labour leader said there is a need to constantly reiterate that the 16-year reign of PDP plunged Nigerians into poverty
Former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole, has taken another swipe at ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
NAIJ.com gathered Oshiomole’s latest criticism came on Friday, May 25, while addressing APC leaders in Edo, the capital of Edo state.
He said if the money allegedly diverted under the Jonathan-led regime is shared among Nigerians, everyone would be “rich”.
The former labour leader said there is a need to constantly reiterate that the 16-year reign of PDP “plunged Nigerians into poverty.”
Oshiomole added that the APC under President Muhammadu Buhari has been making efforts to “pull us out of that hole."
Oshiomole 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 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.
"Poverty is not an act of God, it is the result of our economic history. And when you look at how much was stolen under the watch of Jonathan as president and the revelations the governor of Gombe state made, if you distribute the kind of money that was diverted under the PDP regime under President Jonathan, to 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 a 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.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, detailed the dangerous routes she trod in keeping a clean official record as well as fighting corruption especially in the area of money in one of Africa's biggest economy.
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