THE governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Kogi State, Ibrahim Jibril, has urged the National Assembly to investigate and ascertain the projects allegedly executed by Governor Yahaya Bello.
He said this should be done before the release of the N10.069billion sought for the state by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Jibril advised the National Assembly to discharge its duties with the fear of God and in the interest of the people.
He challenged the National Assembly to insist on seeing the projects for which Governor Bello is requesting the fund, saying they are non-existent.
He said the last N30billion bailout fund released to the state were not used for paying salaries.
The APGA candidate said that a probe into how the money was spent would be instituted if APGA was elected.
He questioned the timing of the fund request, saying it would not be out of place to accuse the governor of planning to use the money to buy votes, “having realised that he is bound to lose the election.
“It is obvious that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Federal Government under the leadership of President Buhari do not care about the welfare of the people, but are rather interested in foisting an incompetent and a non-performing governor on our people.”
Jibril stated that ordinarily, such financial initiative ought to be a source of joy to the people, but for the incompetent leadership of under the current administration.
He added that the action of the National Assembly over the loan request “will go a long way in determining the fate of the Kogi people in the next four years.”