Request For Approval Of N10billion: Another Recklessness, Geared Towards Vote Buying By APC –PDP

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THE Kogi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has described the request by President Mohammadu Buhari, requesting the approval of N10billion to Kogi state government as one reckless decision too many.
The Senate on Tuesday received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for an approval to pay Kogi State Government N10.069 billion being refund of money spent by the state on behalf of Federal government.
The requestreas contained in a letter dated 10th October, 2019 and read by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, during plenary.
But the PDP in a statement signed by Bode Ogunmola, Spokesman of the party, says few days to the state governorship election, the president is preparing the stage for vote buying having been told that Gov. Bello and the APC have been rejected.
The PDP pointed out that for a government that is owing workers and pensioners about thirty months salaries and pension unpaid, even after the release of N50.8 billion bailout, Paris club refunds, yet the state is in autopilot.
The PDP described the state as the most indebted state in Nigeria, lamented that in the last three and a half years, the administration has not commission a single project, wondered why the so much yet no sense in the governance of the State.
The PDP maintained that like other loans, president Buhari is only seeking request for the release of pocket money for Gov. Bello, urged the national Assembly to be weary in granting the request.
While assuring Mr. President that no amount of money would buy the conscience of Kogi people in the November governorship election, said the president can choose to open the central bank of Nigeria, the people have resolved to vote out the APC.
The PDP urged the national Assembly to withhold their approval as any Money released to governor Bello would go into private pocket, for election purposes and not in the improvement of the lives and wellbeing of the people.
Recalled that the requested amount is for the settlement of inherited local debts and contractual obligations of the Federal Government to the State for projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government.

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