President Muhammadu Buhari has accused those in the corridor of power from 1999 – 2014 of squandering the nation’s wealth at the expense of the ordinary Nigerian.
The President who spoke on Wednesday in Kano at the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II’s palace during a two-day working visit to the state however said God will judge the looters.
The President said: “From 1999 to 2014, the wealth of this country was lavishly squandered by those in the position of authority. Those who have looted the treasury will best be judged by God.”
The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) held sway from 1999 to 2015, this specific period President Muhammadu Buhari referred to.
President Buhari also told the Emir of Kano that he had seen a lot since he joined politics in 2003, adding: “As a politician, I really tasted the pains of seeking elective office.
“Since I joined politics in 2003, I contested for president three times but I could not get it right until the fourth attempt in 2015. I was in court for 30 months, challenging the 2007 election and in 2011, I also spent 16 months in court.”
He urged Nigerians to understand the difference between military and democratic dispensations, saying: “When I was the military head of state, I arrested many people and jailed them for alleged corruption and in the end, I also ended in jail.”
The President added that “it is not easy for us to surmount all the obstacles against us; but knowing that the road to a promised land appeared rough, but all I want from Nigerians is to be patient that there will be light at the end of the tunnel.”