Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s $16 billion power project.
Oshiomhole said this while addressing party supporters after receiving handover notes from his predecessor, John Odigie-Oyegun, at the APC National Secretariat, in Abuja, on Tuesday. He said if such ‘corruption’ was allowed to go, accusations that the current administration’s war against corruption is bias might begin to be proven to be correct.
“As I was reflecting, I watched our President recently asking questions rhetorically, ‘you have spent $16bn on power under the PDP, to lay emphasis, he repeated, where is the power?’.
“Nigerians in their various homes, those who had power that day or generator, said, Mr. President, we don’t have. So, $16bn spent, the more dollars they spent, the more darkness the people suffered.
“Now the questions I had in my mind were: maybe because the President has not yet proceeded to now ask the follow-up questions that ‘since we don’t find the power, then, you must bring the $16bn that you spent.’ If he doesn’t do that, then the accusations of limited anti-corruption may begin to gain some currency.
“Our President needs to do the needful. After all, it is already on record what other presidents didn’t do, with regards to the issue of MKO Abiola, and the criminal manner by which the election was nullified, and people pretended that that was never an issue, the President showed courage.
“That same courage should not fail him, so that he can proceed to recover the $16bn and return it to the treasury from the man who superintended over the spending of that money.
“When he does that, people will say, yes, there is a difference because there are Nigerians who are saying so,” he said.
Oshiomhole also faulted Obasanjo’s claim that his life was in danger saying it had never been heard that a politician was murdered under Buhari’s administration.