Oshiomhole said this in Benin while addressing defectors from the opposition party, PDP.
The Governor stated that the Federal Government had deprived the masses of enjoying the benefits of the natural resources bestowed on the country by God through shady subsidies on crude oil.
This, he said, has been the case for 16 years since PDP assumed power.
Oshiomole added, “The man who has a shop must close by 6pm. If he operates beyond 6pm, he must put on a generator set and buy petrol or diesel.
“From Otuoke to Benin City, Lagos, Ekpoma, Iyahmo and Sokoto, kerosene is now between the price of N150 and N160 per litre. For every N150 you spend in buying kerosene, the PDP steals N100 because in the books of NNPC, they have it in record that kerosene is N50 per litre.”
The State Governor commended the quality of the defectors whom he described as knowledgeable.
He further said, “Today is not just the fact of the huge number in this hall but it is also about the quality of the brains that have now joined us.
“In a world that is knowledge-driven, it is only the party that can parade the best brains that can drive the sustainable change that Nigeria is currently battling with in order to bail our country from its present political quagmire.”