“$16bn Power Project Fund Was Shared By Obasanjo’s Friends” – Orji Uzor Kalu



Former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu who served as governor between 1999 and 2007 when Obasanjo was president, spoke yesterday on a Channels Television programme, Politics Today, and he alleged that there was no project done with the $16billion, adding that there was a huge corruption under Obasanjo’s administration.

Orji Uzor Kalu who alleged that the $16 billion allegedly spent on power projects during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was shared by friends of the former president, stated that there was no project done with the $16billion as he called for the probe of Obasanjo’s government.

He said: “I know that $16billion is missing.

There was no project done with that money. That money was shared among people who are loyal to Obasanjo. And that is statement of fact. The money was shared by Obasanjo’s friends; they are the people who shared the money. “It is not only electricity that should be probed; there are many other things that should be probed in terms of probing what any person in government did. There are many other mistakes that that government made.

We had a lot of disagreements. A lot of import licenses were issued to a lot of people who never deserve it. A lot of money were given to many businessmen which are unaccountable by that government. “If Obasanjo’s government deserves to be probed, he should be probed.

I don’t see anything wrong in probing any government that has taken Nigerian people’s money. The money belongs to the people of Nigeria. There was a huge corruption under Obasanjo’s government in not only the power sector. I wrote him a letter telling him.

Nigeria people were deceived and national assets were sold without due process.” Ruling out the possibility of Obasanjo’s coalition upstaging the ruling party in 2019, Kalu said: “I am not afraid it is going to be a threat because Obasanjo always wants to serve himself and not serving the people. Obasanjo is only thinking for himself. He is not thinking about the masses of Nigeria. I know him better than most Nigerians know him.”




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