The People’s Democratic Party in Kogi State has condemned the reported plan by the state government to sell off some of the assets in the state, threatening legal action if the process is not stopped.
The report followed an approval by the State Executive Council, February, for the sale of the state’s properties, and the signing of a gazetted document by the Secretary to the State Government, Folashade Arike, on June 23rd 2021 indicating the guidelines for the disposal of properties.
The State Director of Media and Communications, PDP, Comrade Dayo Onibiyo in a statement said the efforts to sell Kogi State properties is “not just regrettable, low, shameful, appalling but most unfortunate to say the least, in the 21st Century when other states are acquiring resourcefully to grow their values.
“The state has been moribund under the leadership of Governor Yahaya Bello and his array of APC parasites since assuming office six years ago.
“We do not wish to distract the governance of the state if its on course, but can not watch these drifts as they are endangering the progress of our dear state, in a critical time like this.
“The PDP is economically and prosperously worried about this act of squandering of state properties acquired by our founding fathers and now been filtered away by prodigal children who have found themselves in positions of authority by several dishonest factors.”
Also, former Senator Dino Melaye has joined his voice in warning prospective buyers of properties from the government.
Melaye in a tweet via his official handle on Wednesday said “any person, group of persons or entity buying Kogi State from Yahaya Bello is wasting his or her money. We will stop and reverse all sales of our common patrimony. God forbid that l close my eyes to the greatest evil that befell us as a people. SDM”