… If there’s anything left to loot
By Muhammed Gado
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may have a good laugh after the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said the party would loot the treasury dry if they are giving power in the 2023 general election.
Mohammed was making the remark after facts emerged of members of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) returned over N122.4 million controversially paid to them by the party leadership.
The Minister spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Arusha Tanzania saying the PDP has not learnt its lessons.
Mohammed: “If a man can steal from himself, he will steal without any restrain from other people. The problem is that PDP will never change and like they say, a leopard will never change its spots. When PDP lost elections in 2015, they admitted that they had learnt their lessons, but obviously, they have learnt nothing.
“God forbid, if they ever have access to public purse again, they will leave no kobo there. We know what we met when we assumed office in 2015, we are still wailing from it.
“We hope Nigerians have now seen from this scandal the intention of PDP if they ever have access to public treasury. Never did I remember that any form of money, call it, accommodation, or whatsoever, was ever paid into the account of any member of the NWC of either ACN or APC,” he said.
The minister is in Arusha for the 65th meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)’s Commission for Africa.