President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday declared that only God will punish the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for looting Nigeria’s treasury while in power for 16 years.
Buhari, however, stated that his administration will go after those it can apprehend and ensure they face the full arm of the law.
Speaking when he received local and international support groups at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the president reiterated that his administration met an empty treasury upon resumption in 2015.
He said: “With the large scale abuse of trust, only God can give them punishment. But those we can touch, we will get them prosecuted. Properties confiscated should be sold and the money put into treasury.
“I have said this for the umpteenth time and I have challenged them to prove me wrong.
“In those 16 years of PDP rule, Nigeria was getting 2.1 million times 100 (2.1 million barrels by $100 per barrel) everyday, but when we came on board, the price fell to between $37-38 and hung around $40-$50.
“I went to the Central Bank of Nigeria and asked him for money and he said there was no money.”