This is not me oo! lol. But a statement from Mr. Lucky Igbinedion, former Edo Governor, said Governor Adams Oshiomhole lives in a glass house, accusing him of being ‘the biggest thief in Benin’.
Igbinedion made this accusation Saturday in a statement he personally signed.
He was responding to Oshiomhole’s accusation that he stole $31million from the treasury of the state when he was governor between 1999 and 2007.
“He has called everybody in Nigeria a thief; has called former President Olusegun Obasanjo a thief; called former President Goodluck Jonathan a thief, he called (ex-Minister of Finance, Ngozi) Okojo-Iweala a thief, and others. Yet, he cannot prove his cases. I don’t think he knows the meaning of a thief.
“He lives in the glass house and throwing stones. President Muhammadu Buhari will soon find out the real Oshiomhole by the time we provide documents against him.”
“I have made it very clear time without numbers that the files of my tenure are there for everybody who cares to ask to check. I do not intend to dignify Adams Oshiomhole any longer by joining issue with him.
Igbinedion asked Oshiomhole to explain to the people of Edo how he allegedly squandered trillions of Federal Allocations and Internal Generated Revenue he collected in the last seven years.
“He should explain to the people of Edo State how he spent the federal allocations and internally generated revenues running into trillions naira in seven years.
“He should tell the people of Edo how much he is paying as land tax for his house in Iyamho worth over N10bn and other properties he has acquired in the last seven years in Dubai, Cape Town in South Africa, in San Francisco, United States of America, a high rise apartment in Atlanta also in America and in London. He is calling everybody a thief but Oshiomhole is the biggest thief in Benin City today.”
According to him, Oshiomhole attacked him because he was looking for ways to divert the people’s attention.