Following reports that US State Department has denied telling Governor Adams Oshiomhole about a minister in former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration absconding with the sum of $6 billion, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state has alleged that the governor is suffering from diarrhoea of the mouth.
It was gathered that the United States Department in Washington-DC, denied the story, asking Oshiomhole, to name the official who made such a statement to him.
Reacting shortly after the US States Department’s statement, Dr. Emmanuel Agbo, the chairman of conference of PDP state chairmen, wondered why Oshiomhole at his level would be engaged in making careless and baseless utterances all in a bid to unnecessarily demonize the Jonathan administration and those that worked under him, Daily post reports.
According to Agbo, Oshiomohle’s comments is, however, not surprising because the APC has always been known for nothing else other than propaganda.
Agbo said: “We view statements of 6 billion dollars theft credited to Adams Oshiomhole as very unfortunate as leaders at his level shouldn’t be suffering from diarrhoea of the mouth.
“It is unfortunate that what we have in the hierarchy of the APC are irresponsible and politically irreverent talkatives and propagandists. That it takes America and American officials to reveal such monumental theft and it was unknown to the APC government until the American trip clearly shows the ineptitude of the APC government.”
It would be recalled that since President Buhari was sworn in on May 29, Oshiomhole has been fierce about President Buhari anti-corruption programme.
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.
Just recently, he hinted that Department of Petroleum Resource (DPR) may have collected about N30 billion illegally by deducting cost of revenues at the source from federal government ministries and agencies.