- Adams Oshiomhole has accused Obasanjo of spending $16 billion on the power sector with no visible result
- According to the APC national chairman, the former president would be prosecuted if President Buhari decides to probe the power sector
- The former Edo governor expressed regrets that those who supervised the collapse of the power sector and other sectors of the economy had regrouped and are seeking to return to power
The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has accused former president Olusegun Obasanjo of not doing anything to fix the power sector during his administration.
Speaking on Friday, January 4, in Jos during the opening of Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong’s reelection campaign at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Oshiomhole said if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to probe the power sector, Obasanjo would not escape prosecution, The Punch reports.
He said: “Obasanjo said in 1999 that if he was elected President with his Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, he would fix the power sector in six months and that there would be electricity supply all over Nigeria. Many years later, we realised what he meant.
“He and his Vice-President spent $16bn on power sector, after eight years there was more darkness in Nigeria than when they assumed office. So when President Muhammadu Buhari took over in 2015, he asked a question: where is the power? If Mr President pursues the answer to that question to its logical conclusion, he must put Obasanjo on trial.”
The former Edo state governor called on Nigerians not to vote for those who according to him, supervised the collapse of the power sector and other sectors of the economy in the forthcoming election.
“Atiku is from the customs and (Peter) Obi is a trader. Their ticket is part of Obasanjo’s PDP. They can never change their colours. Already, Atiku has said he would sell the NNPC if elected. If given the chance, I’m sure he would sell the country. So, Nigerians should not vote them during the next election,” he said.
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Oshiomhole urged the people to re-elect Governor Lalong, while also commending his administration's performance in the last three and half years.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Oshiomhole and Chibuike Amaechi, the director-general of Buhari Campaign Organisation has were in Jos, Plateau, to flag-off the re-election campaign of Governor Lalong.
Also at the campaign were Senator George Akume and Hadi Serika. Dame Pauline Tallen, a one-time deputy governorship of the state led a delegation from the wife of the president, Mrs. Aisha Buhari to the event. Other national officers of the party accompanied the national chairman to the event.
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