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God’ll Punish PDP Leaders Who Looted Treasury –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday slammed the Peoples Democratic Party leaders for allegedly looting 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 .

Source; https://punchng.com/godll-punish-pdp-leaders-who-looted-treasury-buhari/

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