the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Wednesday described the leadership crisis rocking the opposition Peoples Democratic Party as one caused by the “hand of God.”
Oshiomhole said this while addressing some Muslim faithful as part of events to mark the Eid-el-Fitri celebration at the Government House in Benin, the state capital.
“Today, you can see confusion inside the party that brought Nigeria to its knees. Can you not see the hand of God? They said they would rule for 60 years. Now 16 years later, they are out,” he said.
The governor accused the PDP of misappropriating funds meant for the war against the Boko Haram sect.
He said, “At a time when the whole country was afraid and being attacked, both Muslims and Christians were being attacked by Boko Haram, even the money that was voted by the National Assembly to secure Muslims, to secure Christians, to secure our country, against these hooligans (insurgents), this money was stolen and shared by the PDP leaders.”
The governor criticised the party for allegedly bringing the economy of the country to its knees.
He, however, commended the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari to recover looted funds.
He added, “If that situation had continued, by today, there would have been no Nigeria. So, if President Buhari had not come now to ask everybody to give account, you and I would not know why the Nigerian government was not able to tame Boko Haram.”
Oshiomhole, who noted that Nigeria would regain prosperity, urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the peace of the country and demonstrate patriotism.
He noted, “So, we should just pray and encourage ourselves to play our part. Nigeria will become great. I believe that over the next two months with the President squeezing out all the things that had stolen and blocking all the loopholes, things will change.”