US Officials Deny Oshiomhole’s $6B Story

US Officials Deny Oshiomhole’s $6B Story

US State Department has asked Adams Oshiomhole, the governor of Edo state, to name the official that told him a minister under ex-president Goodluck Jonathan administration stole $6 billion.

African Suntimes said the American officials denied telling Edo governor, who accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari during his state visit to the US, from the 19-22 of July.

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The official said: “The U.S. should not be drawn into such irresponsible comment as alleged by Mr. Oshiomhole. America has a transparent administration that doesn’t hide when people make a statement. If Mr. Oshiomhole claims a U.S. official told him that a Nigerian minister stole $6 billion, he should name the official instead of hiding behind an anonymous source.”

Nigerians while reacting to the development alleged that Oshiomhole’s marriage to a beautiful Ethiopian model is getting to his head.

“He is trying to impress the woman, as ugly and short as he is. He thinks by making all these accusations and being in the public eye, he could maintain her staying with him.  Look, his accusations have already worked – Buhari took him and his wife to Washington, DC,” said a Nigerian living in Washington, DC area.

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It would be recalled that since President Buhari was sworn in on May 29, Oshiomhole has been on a campaign to involve some former ministers in the previous administration of stealing money.

He has been on a running battle with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, ex-minister of finance, who he blamed for withdrawing $2 billion from government accounts for Jonathan’s reelection campaign.

On her part Okonjo-Iweala has rejected the accusations.


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