“Yes, PDP RUINED Nigeria with Corruption - says former Minister for Finance,” the caption to the video reads.
But does this video show Okonjo-Iweala saying the PDP “ruined Nigeria with corruption”?
Claim doesn’t match the video
The six-minute video does not contain the quotes attributed to the former finance minister. There is no mention of the PDP or any allegation about the party “ruining” Nigeria.
In the video Okonjo-Iweala is speaking at what looks like a graduation ceremony of a university. A Google search, using elements found in the video as keywords, led to the original video.
The original, which is 34 minutes long, was uploaded on YouTube on 16 June 2016. Okonjo-Iweala was the graduation speaker Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York City.
Towards the end of her speech, Okonjo-Iweala told a story about how leading a reform of Nigeria’s petroleum subsidy policy and checking fraud in the payment of subsidies to petroleum marketers led to the kidnapping of her mother in 2012.
At no point in the speech did Okonjo-Iweala accuse the PDP of promoting corruption. Rather, she said had the backing of president Jonathan and the economic team – made up of PDP members – in her attempt to clean up the fuel subsidy-payment system.
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