By Alemma Aliu
BENIN CITY—THE House of Representatives member representing Egor/Ikpoba-Okha federal constituency, Hon Ehiozuwa Agbonnayima, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party of blackmailing National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole adding that the purpose for the blackmail is because the PDP knows that they have no hope of winning the election with Oshiomhole as Chairman of the ruling party.
The lawmaker spoke in a chat with newsmen in Bénin City where he said Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had no business making any statement against Oshiomhole.
Agbonnayima said the PDP has nothing to tell Nigerians as next year’s general elections would be about past antecedents.
He said: “When they were given opportunity to serve, they served into their pockets. The people on the street will tell you PDP only scored 20 per cent while in office. That is total failure
“They are now shedding crocodile tears. The Senate President has no business making any statement against Oshiomhole. The PDP wants Oshiomhole to fail because they know that with Oshiomhole as Chairman, there is no hope for them during the elections.
“They are blackmailing Oshiomhole to make him leave office but they will fail. They failed before they will fail again. When Saraki was in APC, he said many good things about Oshiomhole. Go and check what he is saying now.
“Under the PDP, undeclared crude oil left the shores of this country. The evidences are there. The US government brought documents on how they sold crude oil abroad and the money went to private pockets. Where is all the money the PDP spent on the power sector? They spent N300bn on roads but where are the roads. President Buhari is three years in office, look at what is happening.
“I was Chairman of the Board of Nigeria Railway Corporation under the PDP. When we planned to have standard gauge and brand new coaches they bought refurbished coaches. I challenged them. When those equipment came, they were refurbished equipment.”