Adams Oshiomhole has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to hold former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, to account on the $16 billion he spent on power projects during his tenure.
Buhari and Obasanjo recently engaged in a public war of words when the incumbent raised questions over the $16 billion allegedly spent on power projects during Obasanjo’s administration.
While speaking at the Presidential Villa on May 22, 2018, Buhari remarked, “One of the former Heads of State was bragging that he spent more than 15 billion USD on power in Nigeria. Where is the power?”
He said, “I watched our president recently asking questions – you have spent $16 billion – PDP under the former president – on power, our president said, ‘Where is power?’ For emphasis he repeated, ‘Wwhere is the power?’
“Nigerians in their various homes that day with generator said ‘Mr President, we don’t have’. $16 billion spent on power? The more dollars spent, the more darkness. Maybe because the president has not yet proceeded to now ask the follow-up question, since we can’t find the power, you must produce the $16 billion spent.
“If he doesn’t do that, then the accusation of limited anti-corruption (fight) will begin to have some relevance. Our president needs to do the needful. He can proceed to recover the $16 billion back into the treasury from the man who superintended over the spending of that money. All we have to do as a party is to provide the support that Mr President needs.”
Oshiomhole further urged the president to not be distracted by Obasanjo’s recent public claim that Buhari’s administration has an active plan to indefinitely detain him by using false witnesses and documents to frame him.
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