By Anthony Ogbonna
President Muhammadu Buhari has, Friday, taken the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to God, saying only God can punish the PDP for looting the nation’s treasury.
Buhari and his support group members
President Buhari made the statement when he received some members of his support groups at the presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said the PDP abused the people’s trust on a large scale but assured that his government will get the looters prosecuted.
President Buhari also said that his administration has confiscated looted properties and that he had ordered that the confiscated looted properties be sold while the funds generated would be used by the government.
According to him, “Large scale abuse of trust, only God can give them punishment but those we can touch, we will get them prosecuted.
“We have said properties confiscated should be sold and the money put into the treasury and we will use.”
“I have said this for the umpteenth time and I have challenged them to prove me wrong. In those 16 years of PDP rule, Nigeria was getting 2.1 million times 100 (2.1 million barrels by $100 per barrel) everyday, but when we came on board, the price fell to between $37-38 and hung around $40-$50.
“I went to the Central Bank of Nigeria and asked him for money and he said there was no money.”