The hand of God is in the leadership crisis bedeviling the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole.
The governor said this on Wednesday while addressing Muslims in the state as part of efforts to mark the Eid-el-Fitri celebration at the Government House in Benin.
While accusing the PDP of looting funds meant for the war against Boko Haram, Oshiomhole noted that the PDP was undergoing the crisis of its 16 years of misrule.
“Today, you can see confusion inside the party that brought Nigeria to its knees. Can you not see the hand of God? They said they would rule for 60 years. Now 16 years later, they are out.”
“At a time when the whole country was afraid and being attacked, both Muslims and Christians were being attacked by Boko Haram, even the money that was voted by the National Assembly to secure Muslims, to secure Christians, to secure our country, against these hooligans (insurgents), this money was stolen and shared by the PDP leaders.”
The governor praised the efforts by the President Buhari administration to recover stolen funds.
“If that situation had continued, by today, there would have been no Nigeria. So, if President Buhari had not come now to ask everybody to give account, you and I would not know why the Nigerian government was not able to tame Boko Haram.”
“So, we should just pray and encourage ourselves to play our part. Nigeria will become great. I believe that over the next two months with the President squeezing out all the things that had stolen and blocking all the loopholes, things will change.”