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Oshiomhole ‘Jonathan shared money anyhow,’ Governor says

The Governors also asked President Buhari to share the funds in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) among them.

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Presidential aspirants in the All Progressives Congress (APC) have called on the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole to resign. play

Adams Oshiomhole


Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole said the tenure of former President Goodluck Jonathan was characterised by wasteful spending.

He also accused the former President of giving N2b from Ecological Funds to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors to share.

Oshiomhole said this after a meeting of the 36 state Governors with President Buhari at the State House.

He said “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.

“Under the last President, it would have been impossible for us to approach Abuja to give us support because we have personal challenges.”

The Edo Governor also said “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.”

Reports say the state Governors were at the State House to speak with President Buhari about the poor economic situation in the states.

The Edo state Governor also said “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."

The Governors also asked President Buhari to share the funds in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) among them.

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