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Angry President Buhari rains curse on PDP leaders, but why?

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Angry President Muhammadu Buhari has cursed members of Nigeria’s main opposition who embezzled billions of Naira meant for the general use of common masses. He was specifically referring to members of Peopples Democratic Party leaders who ruled between 1999 and 2015.

President Buhari during a rally in Adamawa. Source: Femi Adesina

He said they looted the treasury for 16 years, saying “only God can give them punishment”.

Buhari spoke at the State House, Abuja, when he received the leaders of 1,000 support groups.

He  said, “Large scale abuse of trust, only God can give them punishment but those we can touch, we will get them prosecuted.

“We have said  the properties confiscated should be sold and  put the money into the  treasury and we will use.”

The President repeated a story on how he met with the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Mr Godwin Emefiele) on assumption of office in 2015 and he was informed that there was no money left in the treasury.

Buhari said, “I have said this for the umpteenth time and I have challenged them to prove me wrong, but in the  16 years the  PDP ruled, Nigeria was getting 2.1 million times 100 (2.1 million barrels by $100 per barrel) every day, every week, but when we came on board, the price fell to between $37-$38 and hung around $40-$50.

“I went to the CBN Governor and asked him for money, and he said there was no money.”

Dr Mahmud Mohammed, who led the groups, told the President that they were attracted  to him because of his integrity.

Mohammed added, “From tomorrow we will not sleep. We will start house-to-house, shop-to-shop and market-to-market campaign to ensure your victory.”

However, the PDP said the President should not be taken seriously.

The party said the treasury looters  Buhari was referring to now belonged to the ruling party.

National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, who spoke with one of our correspondents, reminded the President of the claim by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, that “once you join the APC, your sins are forgiven”. Secondus said, “I have watched the campaign of the President. Who are those leading it? You see, we should know that this President talks without substance.

“He is busy eating and dining with those he had once accused of corruption, yet he continues to sermonise as if he is leading a corruption-free government or party.

“We know all his cronies and those in his cabinet that have been accused of corruption, yet he is giving them cover. The President seems not to know that Nigerians know the reports of many panels that he is sitting on.

“He does not also know that corruption comes in different forms. A President that concentrates appointments to key positions on a section of the country is as guilty of corruption as the man that steals money. This is because he is spreading poverty in some other zones why he is giving what belongs to all to a clique.

“In any case, Nigerians are tired of a weeping parochial President, who will only be seen briefly in election period.

“Nigerians want a President that will interact with them and treat them equally; after all that is what the constitution says.”

Meanwhile, the Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo,  Uche Okwukwu, has apologised to  Buhari over the group ’s decision to endorse the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Okwukwu said the  President-General of the group, Chief Nnia Nwodo, was on suspension and not in a position to speak on behalf of the group, pending the outcome of the investigation of the allegations levelled against Nwodo.

Contrary to Nwodo’s statement that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo had endorsed Atiku, Okwukwu said the Igbo  had decided to back  Buhari’s reelection.

God will punish them, Buhari said.

Do you support Buhari on this?

Source: Daily advent

Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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