River state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi has accused the federal government of massive corruption and diverting public funds for private use.
Amaechi who is a former governor of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been a thorn in the flesh of the PDP led government after he defected to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC)
He said the federal government through Mrs Ngozi Okonji-Iweala, Minister of Finance and Coordinator of the Economy has claimed that the country is not broke, yet it cannot allocate to the state governments their allocations, to help them complete projects they are executing.
“How else can you know if you are broke when you cannot meet you financial obligations? The governors are saying if you are not broke as you claim, why not pay us our money. They have not been able to separate between money for private pocket and the Nigerian pocket”.
He said that perhaps because Okonji-Iweala is an economist she knows the best term to use to describe the terrible situation the country has found itself to the extent it cannot fund its projects.
Ameachi is said to be in line to be picked as the Vice Presidential candidate of the APC in the forthcoming Presidential elections