PDP Rejects Bello’s Plan to Sell 10 State’s Assets

PDP Rejects Bello’s Plan to Sell 10 State’s  Assets
Bayo Oyewale,Lokoja
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.