Goodluck Jonathan ‘Ex-president gave PDP governors N2bn,’ Oshiomhole says

Oshiomhole made the allegation on Thursday, April 28, 2016, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

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Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole

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Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has accused former President, Goodluck Jonathan of favouring governor-members of his party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) above opposition governors during his tenure.

Oshiomhole made the allegation on Thursday, April 28, 2016, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Punch reports.

“We are very lucky to have President Buhari at this time. I have been here now for seven-and-half years and I have had the opportunity to work with three presidents, that is the truth,” he said.

“Under the last President, it would have been impossible for us to approach Abuja to give us support because we have personal challenges. We would have been given lectures on fiscal responsibility and all those kind of talks, even though the wastage was more here (federal level) than any other place at that time.

“We now have a President who recognises that he is not just President of the Federal Government, he is the President of the federation of which the states are part and regardless of our political affiliations.

“This is very important. Everybody is able to ask this President to give him support and he is giving, whereas in the recent past, some PDP governors got N2bn from the Ecological Fund. We the APC governors were not given but we promised to be different and I am happy this President is showing that difference,” he added.

Meanwhile, Buhari has expressed concern at the inability of some states to pay their workers despite receiving a Federal Government bail-out.

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