Former Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomole, says every Nigerian would have a swollen pocket and would become rich automatically if the money stolen during the Goodluck Jonathan administration was distributed evenly.
Oshiomole who is in the running for the position of the National Chairman of APC, said this when he spoke members of the APC in Edo state on Friday May 25th.
”Poverty is not an act of God, it is the result of our economic history. And when you look at how much was stolen under the watch of Jonathan as president and the revelations the governor of Gombe state made, if you distribute the kind of money that was diverted under the PDP regime under President Jonathan, to 180 million Nigerians, each of us will have a swollen pocket. And we must help our people to appreciate that the challenge of rebuilding a house that was rocked beyond foundation, to build a complete new foundation cannot be an overnight work. What is important is that there is a commitment to refix, and the President has broken new grounds which may not have been amplified to a level that the rural people can see them.” he said
Oshiomole said he is very optimistic that President Buhari will win next year’s presidential election
”I am very confident that we will win the next general election, have our President re-elected, have more governors elected under our platform, have more of our party members elected in the states and National Assemblies so that come February next year we will not only form a Federal Government we will have overwhelming majority in the National Assembly. We are preparing ourselves in getting the truth ready so we can engage. In Edo state, those who participated under the PDP philosophy of share the money, those who collected money for either their campaign or their personal interest, are now being called to account for it.” he said