Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomole yesterday took another swipe at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and former president Goodluck Jonathan, saying the party destroyed and liquidated Nigeria.
The governor who was a member of President Muhammadu Buhari’s delegation to the United States revealed that one of the US officials told them how a minister who served under PDP single- handedly stole 6 billion dollars from Nigeria.
Oshiomole however said the country is now better off with President Buhari unlike “a President who was always blabbing and was not sure of what the issues were.”
The governor who spoke with State House correspondents shortly after meeting Buhari said he had decided not to bother about anything the PDP says about the present administration because he did not expect the party to be praising a government that is doing better than it did while in charge.
Fielding questions on PDP’s criticisms of the US visit, he said the party actually supervised Nigeria’s liquidation.
“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 $6billion.
The man said even by Washington standard, that is earth-quaking.’’
He added, “Mr. Carson, who was the Assistant Secretary of State, when we visited him in company of Senator Saraki, then as chairman of the Governors’ Forum – that was at the eve of President Obama’s first visit to Africa – and we went to complain, ‘why is Nigeria not on the list?’
“‘America has done its check and we are convinced that this President is the one that Nigeria needs at this time to regain its leadership of the African continent.
“‘America now has a partner worthy of relations because they believe that every dollar that America provides to support Nigeria whether in the area of security, in the area of education, or encouraging American investors to invest in Nigeria, there is an enabling environment because what had been destroying the country is corruption,’’ he said.

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