….They’ve not graduated from their loss—Bello
By Boluwaji Obahopo
LOKOJA—Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kogi State has criticised the activities of Governor Yahaya Bello, calling him “a reckless spender” and accusing him of feeding the public with lies about the economic situation of the state, saying there was nothing on ground that pointed to economic rejuvenation.
However, the governor, in a swift reaction, described PDP’s outburst as ludicrous.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mrs. Petra Onyegbule, said: “We do not expect the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to be comfortable with the political tsunami that has annihilated their party.
“PDP needs to ask itself why its members are defecting to All Progressi-ves Congress, APC, in the state under the leadership of Governor Yahaya Bello. We are disappointed that PDP is not graduating from why it lost the last elections in the state.
“How much can we give 85,000 people other than good governance? Those who turned out believe in the governor and his New Direction Agenda for the state. They have seen new roads, hospitals, schools and are being empowered to drive the economy.”
PDP, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Bode Ogunmola, had accused the governor of disregarding the laid down rules and procedures in carrying out government business.
The party said: “Our great party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kogi State, has watched with dismay the ongoing emasculation of the socio-economic development of the state under the Yahaya Bello.
“Apart from outright disregard for laid down rules and procedures in carrying out government business, Governor Bello has been feeding the public with lies through his propaganda machinery.
“Nothing on ground in Kogi State points to economic growth. In fact, the spending of the state funds on frivolities with reckless abandon is seriously disheartening.”
The party also condemned the recent political rally held in Okene, where over 10,000 PDP members reportedly decamped to APC.”
The party called on the Independent and National Electoral Commission, INEC, and other relevant agencies to call on the governor and his ‘factional’ APC members to order, adding “we call on our supporters in the state to be wary of the Greek gifts.”
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