From Ayodele Samuel, Lagos
The Kogi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused Gov. Yahaya Bello of funding the activities of All Progressives Congress, APC, with the resources of Kogi State.
In a statement issued and signed by Achadu Dickson, Director of Research and Documentation, described as laughable the pretence by the APC government in fighting corruption, when money of the state is allegedly being used to fund APC activities at the detriment of people of Kogi State who are being owed for upward of twenty seven months salaries, pensions and gratuities.
The Kogi State PDP alleged that it has it on good authority that when Kogi State workers are daily dying of hunger and poverty induced sicknesses, Gov. Bello contributed one billion naira to fund the last APC convention held in Abuja.
The PDP also lamented how Gov. Yahaya Bello contributed nine hundred million naira to the common purse that was used to fund Ekiti Governorship election, when other APC governors contributed three hundred million naira each.
The Kogi PDP said in spite the money the governor allegedly contributed to funding the Ekiti State election, described as disheartening another seven hundred and fifty million naira the governor withdrew, forty eight hours to the Ekiti state election.
The PDP said it has become necessary to make this information public, most especially that Kogi State is bleeding in debt owed commercial banks, after several interventions to bail the state from debt owed workers.
The PDP described the reckless financial action of the governor to fund APC activities at the expense of the welfare of the people of the state as an issue in public domain.
Kogi State PDP says while it has chosen to draw the attention of the world to how the state is being run aground financially, the Kogi people have by the hunger inflicted on them by the Gov. Bello’s administration know who their enemies are, and would no doubt reject the APC and Gov. Bello in 2019.