Sunday 18 August 2019

Fed allocation not your security votes, Kogi PDP tells Bello

The Peoples Democratic Party in Kogi State has reminded Governor Yahaya Bello that

what accrues monthly to the state from the Federation Account is not his security votes.

The PDP, through its spokesman, Bode Ogunmola, was reacting to a statement credited to the governor’s chief of staff, Edward Onoja, during an event hosted by the National Association of Health Workers Union of Nigeria, where he said if salaries must be paid with statutory allocation, then the people will have to contend with insecurity.

The PDP described the statement as “uncharitable and insensitive,” wondering what states in the Northeast with more serious security issues will do.

The party said the grand plan of the ruling All Progressives Congress to continue to impoverish the people is being exposed every day.

“We have said it several times that resources of the state are being looted under different guises. Just how much does the state spend every month from the allocation on security that it cannot pay salaries?” PDP asked.

The party further chided the chief of staff for praying that bailout continues to roll in for the state so that it can sustain salary payment.

It described such intentions as “anti-people,” adding that other states with more serious security challenges have managed to sustain salary payments and had also embarked on projects.

It advised the governor and his aides to get their act together, warning that the day of reckoning is at hand and the people will speak through the ballot box.

“They should not be under any illusion that the electorate does not know the truth.

“They have suffered enough and the PDP is determined to save them from the Pharaohs of the land,” he added.

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