President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja said that God will punish leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for looting the treasury for 16 years.
Buhari stated this when he received leaders of 1,000 support groups at the Presidential Villa.
“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.”
“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.”
The leader of the group, Dr. Mahmud Mohammed, who also spoke at the event said that they were attracted to him because of his integrity.
“From tomorrow we will not sleep. We will start house-to-house, shop-to-shop and market-to-market campaign to ensure your victory.”
PDP replies Buhari
The PDP however in its reply said that Buhari should not be taken seriously, adding that the treasury looters Buhari was referring to are now members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Prince Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the PDP, noted that Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the APC, had stated that once you join the APC, your sins are forgiven.
“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.”