PDP condems Governor Yahaya Bello’s statement on state security


The Peoples Democratic Party in Kogi State has reminded Governor Yahaya Bello that what accrues monthly to the state from the Federation Account is not his security votes.

The PDP, through its spokesman, Bode Ogunmola, was reacting to a statement credited to the governor’s chief of staff, Edward Onoja, during an event hosted by the National Association of Health Workers Union of Nigeria, where he said if salaries must be paid with statutory allocation, then the people will have to contend with insecurity.

The PDP described the statement as uncharitable and insensitive, wondering what states in the Northeast with more serious security issues will do.

The party said the grand plan of the ruling All Progressives Congress to continue to impoverish the people is being exposed every day.

The party further chided the chief of staff for saying that bailout continues to roll in for the state so that it can sustain salary payment.