Oshiomhole Resumes Office, Says Obasanjo Must Refund The $16 Billion Spent On Power

By Ikenga Chronicles June 28, 2018

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ask former President Olusegun Obasanjo, to refund $16 billion allegedly expended on the power sector under his administration.

Oshiomhole said this after the former chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, handed over to him at a ceremony held at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

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“So, $16billion 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. Since we don’t find the power, then, you must bring the $16billion that you spent. If he doesn’t do that, then the accusations of limited anti-corruption may begin to have some currency.

“So, to assist PDP to overcome this their distinction, 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 was never an issue, the president showed courage.

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“That same courage should not fail him, so that he can proceed to recover the $16billion back into the treasury from the man who superintended over the spending of that money,” he said.

President Buhari last month had criticised previous Nigerian administrations for “lack of imagination” and accused Obasanjo, who was president from 1999 to 2007, of spending over $16billion on power without achieving much.

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