The Peoples Democratic Party in Kogi State has rejected proposed plans by Governor Yahaya Bello-led administration to sell some of the state asset.
The opposition party while admonishing the governor to immediately perish the thought, considered the plot to be selfish, devilish and myopic.
A statement released on Monday by the party’s state publicity secretary, Mr Bode Ogunmola, he said “it is shameful and the peak of rascality that a government which is saddled with its inability to pay workers salaries let alone executing people oriented projects more than half way into its tenure, will now scheme to mortgage out collective future.
“During a budget defence appearance at the State House of Assembly, Asiwaju Idris Commissioner for Finance in the clueless Governor Yahaya Bello maladministration hinted at plans of selling off some properties of the Kogi people as a way of financing the 2018 budget.
“List among victims of the proposed ill policy are Kogi Liaison Offices in Lagos, and Kaduna, Kogi Hotels, Confluence Beach Hotel, Confluence Beach Hotel, Confluence Millennium Park, the 12 storey Kogi House in Abuja and the Confluence Stadium Lokoja.”
Ogunmola noted that the party was not unaware of the grand plan of the state government to sell the legacy projects to its officials as a decoy of his possessing the state.
He called on the government to beat a retreat and listen to saner counsel adding that, rather than frittering the state heritage in loose living, the government should champion their protection.