Gov Oshiomhole: Jonathan Starved APC States of Ecological Funds

by on April 29, 2016

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, on Thursday said former President Goodluck Jonathan denied states under the control of the All Progressives Congress (APC) access to ecological fund.

Oshiomhole said the former president approved N2 billion from the money to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) states.

He expressed happiness that under President Muhammadu Buhari, all states are being treated fairly.

Oshiomhole was speaking with state house correspondents at the end of the meeting of governors with the president.

“We are very lucky to have President Buhari at this time. I have been here now for seven and a half years and I have had the opportunity to work with three presidents,” he said.

“Under the last president, it would have been impossible for us to approach Abuja to give us support because we have personal challenges. We were given lectures on fiscal responsibility and all those kind of talks, even though the wastage was more here than any other place at that time.

“We [now] have a president who recognises that he is the president of the federation, of which the states are part. And regardless of our political affiliation, 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 N2 billion from ecology fund, we APC governors were not given.  But we promised to be different and I am happy this president is showing that difference.”

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