Recession: Jonathan shared money to avoid issues with governors – PDP chieftain, Emmanuel Ogidi

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DECEMBER 22, 2016 – Vice Chairman of the People Democratic Party, PDP, South-South zone, Chief Emmanuel Ogidi, has admitted that ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan never wanted any issues with the governors in his administration, which led to his sharing of the country’s treasury with them.

He said the action had brought Nigeria to this current economic recession, but called on the All Progressive Congress, APC-led government to proffer solutions to the situation.

Ogidi maintained that the APC should have known the problems on ground before campaigning for change, adding that there was recession in Jonathan’s time.

Speaking in Warri, Delta State, at the God’s Kingdom Society, GKS’ Feast of Tabernacles, Ogidi told reporters that although recession was global, the country was in economic trouble because there was no savings.

According to him, “When Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said we should save for the rainy day, the governors took on then President Goodluck Jonathan. He did not want to have issues with them, so they shared the money.

“If your campaign was based on change, it means you know what is on ground and will make a difference. So, why blame the previous government instead of doing your job? There was recession in Jonathan’s time. The difference is how you manage it.”

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