Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo on Tuesday said the present hardship being experienced by Nigerians was as a result of misrule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Oshiomhole stated this at a campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr Godwin Obaseki, at Ikhin and Amoya, both in Owan East Local Government Area of the state.
He said that PDP leadership used the funds meant for the development of the country to line their pockets.
He appealed to the people to be patient as President Mohammudu Buhari-led government was working hard to fix the problems.
The governor, therefore, said that the only way Nigerians, and Edo people in particular, could punish PDP for the hardship they unleashed on the masses was to continue to vote them out at every election.
“The PDP caused this hardship we are all going through. They pocketed the money meant to buy arms to prosecute the Boko Haram urgency in the North-East.
“They also stole monies meant to construct roads, build airports, hospitals. They caused the dollar to be far higher than the naira.
“But, while we are pained, I will urge us all to continue to punish them with our votes,” he said.