Former governor of Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, to adopt a “ruthless” measure against alleged looters of the nation’s treasury.
Oshiomhole disclosed this on Sunday in Benin, Edo State. The former governor noted that it was the right of Nigerians to know the level of rot that transpired in former President Goodluck Jonathan’s government. He said, “I think that if other Nigerians don’t understand the power of transparency, the right to know, the media should uphold that right and defend it. What was stolen was not from private purse; the house that was destroyed was not a private residence. We are talking of resources, which if it is distributed on the basis of equality, to 180 million people you will be a lot richer.
I think my only complaint is that the Federal Government should be more ruthless because there are a lot of people who should be in court who are not there. When I was still in the office and I said the kind of money they stole was huge in dollars they paid hired writers to ask how I knew. I have interacted with power vertically and horizontally. I know that we cannot be lamenting today without understanding that the treasury was burgled yesterday.
But the PDP has said that Oshiomhole was being reckless with his comment on the alleged looters’ list. It said that the former governor was merely looking for a job and that his comment was as a result of his desire to lead the All Progressives Congress.
Source – Punch