Kogi State Chapter of People’s Democratic Party PDP has vehemently opposed to the proposed plan by the present All Progressive Congress administration in the State to sell 10 legacy assets/ projects constructed by previous administrations to fund the 2018 budget .
The opposition party in the State has also described the plan by Governor Yahaya Bello as” despicable and selfish “
This was contain in a press statement by the State Publicity Secretary of the People’s of Democratic Party, Honourable Bode Ogunmola which made available to newsmen in Lokoja, arguing that 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 warns 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 can not pay salaries of workers let alone execute projects will now scheme to mortgage our collective future.
” Our party is not unaware of the grand plan of the government to sell these legacy projects to its officials as a decoy of repositioning the state , we will however strongly resist this evil plan” the statement added.
However in a swift , the commissioner of finance, Asiru Idris who confirmed the story and said any moment from now the consultant will commence evaluation and subsequently the sale of the assets/ projects.