Edo state Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has alleged that Goodluck Jonathan ministers under his administration stole billions of dollars while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s government held sway.
Oshiomhole, who just returned with President Muhammadu Buhari from a visit to the United States, accused the ministers who served under the previous dispensation of destroying the country.
He alleged that a minister under Jonathan dispensation single handedly embezzled as much as $6bn.
“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 $6bn,” he said.
“So, the 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 the Nigerian Television Authority to a party megaphone, destroyed the Department of State Services, 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.”
In some other news, The Sun reports that a peace meeting held yesterday, July 27, by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to resolve the crisis rocking the National Assembly ended in deadlock.
The meeting which was held at the new Banquet Hall of the presidential villa, Abuja, was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari and had in attendance all APC lawmakers in the House of Representatives.
The meeting however ended abruptly, lasting only 20 minutes without achieving its purpose. Lawmaker who came out of the meeting reportedly spoke in threatening tones, signifying that the outcome of the meeting was a flop.