The Kogi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello in Kogi State as four years of waste, insisting that it cannot point to a one single completed project
The main opposition party in the state however said that Kingsley Fanwo, Director General Media and Publicity to the governor lied on National Television.
The position of the opposition party was contained in a statement signed by Bode Ogunmola, State Publicity Secretariat of the party and made available to journalists in Lokoja
The party who was apparently reacting to the position of Kingsley Fanwo who appeared on ” Politics Today” a Channels Television discussion programme who said that the administration of Gov. Yahaya Bello has several completed projects to its credit, described it as ‘white lies’ , saying there is no project for Mr President to commission.
The PDP called on the Director General Media to seek for forgiveness from His creator as well as apologize to the people of the state for his “woeful performance in turning logic on its head, peddling lies to deceive members of the public.
Ogunmola insisted that no single project, aside hunger, poverty and the many suicide people have committed can be attributed as infrastructure development of the Gov. Yahaya Bello’s administration.
The PDP described as false the allegation that the administration of Gov. Idris Wada accessed a N20 billion naira Bond, saying for the records “the administration was only able to access N8 billion from the money while it is on record that the balance of N12 billion has been accessed by the present administration.
According to the PDP, out of the N8 billion the PDP administration got, it began work on the dualization of the Welcome to Lokoja to the New Market road, that is now left abandoned by the present administration.
The statement also added that with the bond financing, the PDP administration completed the multi million naira motor park, began work on the bye pass road from Ganaja to the Secretariat Junction, began work on the fourteen story Kogi House in Abuja, the Shoreline protection and embarkment along Kabawa, the construction of 500 housing units in Ganaja and crusher, fifty eight water projects across the state.
Other projects executed by the Wada administration with the bond money according to Ogunmola includes :the Kogi Hotels which he said the present administration is finding difficult to paint and put to use in four years amongst several others captured under the bond project envelope.
The PDP noted with disappointment that the uncompleted Omi rice project, a private initiative, is a conduit pipe to defraud Kogi people, asked where is the confluence rice?, but assured that every stolen money of the state would be recovered, saying that the APC administration is a deceit.
The PDP said it is shameful that in four years Gov. Bello could not invite Mr President for commissioning, nor any of the governor’s colleague to commission projects initiated and completed by his administration, asked Gov. Yahaya Bello to forget a second term after his monumental and woeful performance.
The PDP further noted that Kogi people are wiser and once beaten twice shy, and so are not ready to go through another round of no salaries, no pension, harvest of suicide, no infrastructure development, but government sponsored thuggery and violence.
The PDP asked Gov. Yahaya Bello to live with the illusion that because it overwhelmed the PDP in the presidential and National Assembly election using thugs, guns, assisted by people in security uniforms, saying that Kogi people knows those who truly won in the state house of assembly election.
The PDP in the statement assured that the expiry date of the APC led administration in the state is November governorship election assuring that it would win overwhelmingly, saying that never again would wickedness and inhumanity be allowed to prevail in the state.