Ex-PDP governor blames party for destroying Nigerian economy

FILE PHOTO: President Goodluck Jonathan in a handshake with the PDP Governorship candidate Mallam Nuhu RIbadu at the PDP Stakeholders meeting
FILE PHOTO: President Goodluck Jonathan in a handshake with the PDP Governorship candidate Mallam Nuhu RIbadu at the PDP Stakeholders meeting

A former governor elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party has blamed the party for the current economic woes of Nigeria.

Segun Oni, who dumped the PDP for the now ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2014, said this on Thursday.

Mr. Oni, who is now the Deputy National Chairman of the APC, said the PDP-led administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan caused what he called horrendous damage to the Nigerian economy.

He told journalists on Thursday at the Makurdi airport that the damage was “worse than one can imagine.”

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday that Nigeria has exited its worst economic recession in more than two decades, notching up growth of 0.55 per cent in the second quarter of 2017.

Mr. Oni, a former Ekiti State governor on the platform of PDP, said the looting of the country’s treasury was also responsible for the inability of many states to pay salaries in spite of the bail-out funds and other interventions from President Muhammadu Buhari to address the issue.

According to him, the good intentions of the president is to ensure that all workers at the three tiers of government are paid regularly.

“This people (PDP) actually did a horrendous damage to the economy of this country, worse than you can imagine.

“As they were stealing the town dry, first there will be money available to throw down so that people can succumb,” he said.

“Although, I was a former PDP member, I was not part of the looting.”


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  • Frank Bassey

    Nigerians now know better. These fair-whether politicians, treasury-seekers, fortune-trailers, cheats, can never be trusted. When he leaves APC, he will change stand.

    • Agaba

      Fani weed, na you?

  • The facts

    This Segun Oni is a joke. ‘I was not part of the looting’ but you were happy to collect part of the loot when it was spent on your election campaign.

  • Osas

    The blame game is not over yet? Only a bad dancer complains that the floor is not even.

    • Freedom Bini

      I kotow

  • Abdullah Musa

    Over to Atiku and his ‘successes’ in PDP.
    By indicating that his honey moon with APC is over shows that he is not willing to repent.

  • thusspokez

    Segun Oni, who dumped the PDP for the now ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2014, said this on Thursday.

    Segun Oni is bad news. He had helped the PDP to destroy the Nigerian economy, now he is with the APC to do the same. The alarm bell should be ringing very loud at APC HQ about this ex-PDP flop.

  • Justice Equity

    Yoruba can even do their landmark backstabbing against God,a terrible brand of humans that are completely bewitched with treachery, betrayal and Judas kiss,a generation conceived while their mothers where lying and brought fourth with falsehoods, blackmails and propaganda in their tongues.a terrible brand that some people described as vultures, chameleons and ducks.
    This is a vile hypocrite called segun oni who like the dwarf chriss ngige stole the mandate of fayemi in ekiti governorship election and fraudulently enjoyed that mandate for 2years and looted ekiti dry until the courts sacked him.
    May God punishment be upon all the ravenous wolves and criminals who after looting Nigeria economy, turned around to change their uniform and start carrying brooms around to scam Nigerians for the second time.