Kogi State chapter of the
Peoples Democratic Party,
PDP, has accused Governor
Yahaya Bello of planning to
sell 10 legacy assets/projects
constructed by previous
administrations to fund the
2018 budget, describing the
plan as “despicable and
selfish.”
In a statement by the party
signed by its state publicity
secretary, Bode Ogunmola,
and made available to
journalists in Lokoja on
Monday, it described the
move as wicked, anti-people
and retrogressive.
“The news coming out
of Lugard House, the
seat of power, are a grave
foreboding from one
faulty step to another.
The administration has
proceeded in the destruction
of our patrimony with the
energy of an invader in a
foreign territory.
“We are shocked that the
state finance commissioner,
Asiru Idris last week during
his budget defence at the
state House of Assembly
confirmed this and went
ahead to list these legacy
assets/ projects.
“The projects/assets to
be sold include the newly
constructed Kogi Hotels,
Conference Stadium,
Confluence Beach Hotels,
Commissioners’ Quarter,
Lokoja international market,
the 12- storey building Kogi
liaison office, Abuja, Kogi
liaison offices in Kaduna
and Lagos, among others.
“We reject this proposal in
totality and warn Governor
Bello to immediately perish
this thought; the plot is
devilish, selfish, myopic. It
is shameful and the peak of
rascality that a government
which cannot pay salaries
of workers let alone
execute projects will now
scheme to mortgage our
collective future,” the party
bemoaned.

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