APC rally: PDP Raise Alarm Over One Billion Naira Expenditure
The Kogi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused governor Yahaya Bello for spending a whooping one billion naira tax payers money on the APC presidential rally held in lokoja, on Wednesday 16 January, 2019.
The PDP described the crowd that attended the President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign rally as " rented" which it said would not translate to actual votes saying that the APC would face the greatest defeat in the history of elections in the state.
The PDP said President Buhari should not expect the support of Kogi people in his desire for a second term , described the tenure as pathetic and woes for the people.
The PDP in a statement signed by Achadu Dickson, Director Research and Documentation, a copy was made available to Journalists in lokoja Thursday lambasted President Mohammadu Buhari for supervising over the plundering of the state economy .
According to the Kogi PDP, despite the several billions of Naira accrued to Kogi in the last three years, the state has recorded the highest number of debts running into hundreds of billion naira.
It added that uncountable numbers of civil servants who have died , lost the pride of family lives due to epileptic payment of salaries would continue to hunt them during the elections.
The statement said for the presidency to have kept blind eyes to the agony and pains unleashed on the people of the state by governor Yahaya Bello shows that the APC administration has no good intentions for the citizenry.
The Statement mocked President Mohammadu Buhari that in his less than two minutes speech at the rally, he could not itemized any project he has done for the state adding that to make matters worse he could not remember to mention Ajaokuta steel company in his speech which he knows is dear to the economic lives of the people.
The PDP said while no meaningful project can be said to have been commissioned in the last three years in Kogi state, the PDP fingered Mr. President for using Gov. Bello to unleash economic mayhem on the people.
It added that for the president to repeatedly called my governor was a confirmation that Bello has the backing of the president for his atrocities against the people of the state.
The PDP described Kogi State as new haven for institutional corruption stating that insecurity is in its highest form, as oppositions are being targeted and killed at random.
The PDP urged Mr President not to be deceived by the N2000 paid to each of the hired crowd at the rally vowed that the PDP would win Kogi state convincingly in the forthcoming general elections as the people were fed up with hunger and deprivation.
The PDP used the medium to remind Gov. Yahaya Bello that it has every record of his transaction and mortgaging of Kogi State, through the several loans he has collected on behalf of the state, said even the recent jamboree to spend a billion naira tax payers money to host Mr. President to a rally would be accounted for.