PDP Insist NASS To Investigate $1bn For Release After APC Claimed Defeating Insurgency
It is no longer new that President Buhari promised to defeat the insurgency in North East Nigeria, before he resumed the office as President to Nigerians. And it was a thing of amusement and joy for the Nigeria president Buhari to have stated in an interview with BBC to have also declared the victory, in his tone “Boko-Hara has been technically defeated!”
It however became a news of attention month’s later for the Presidency to declare $1billion will be release to defeat the insurgency, that was formally defeated! As stated by President Buhari.
Now the question is?
Do you think APC has been fair to Nigeria as a nation in terms of Government, knowing that many issue facing the nation from economic breakdown to mismanagement of Nation Funds?
I know PDP has their share to have brought Nigeria to a state whereby many felt President Buhari was the right man to deliver the Nation, but can you still say APC has something to deliver if we look at the issue of $30billion NNPC Scam. So this should be why Nigerians should forget political sentiment and ask the National Assembly to investigate this $1billion that will go for another frivolous spending.
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ) has called on the National Assembly to investigate the approval by the National Economic Council for the release of one billion dollars to the Federal Government to fight insurgency in the North East.
The PDP in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Friday in Abuja, described the release as curious and alarming.
The PDP said it was alarmed by the “manipulative plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration to secure the approvals without recourse to due process. It added it was also alarmed that such an amount could be approved for purposes of fighting the insurgents government claimed it had defeated.
The PDP wondered why the APC – led Government avoided the direct constitutional appropriation channel of the National Assembly for funding of items already provided for in the federal budget if it actually has nothing to hide.
“The PDP supports the fight against insurgency. We hold our officers and men confronting the terrorists and securing our territorial integrity in high esteem .” We are however concerned about the manipulative tendencies connected with the approvals and veracity of claimed purpose of the fund.
“Nigerians would recall that the APC -led Federal Government had claimed that it has since defeated the insurgents.
“If it would take a billion dollar from a nation’ s savings to kill what they long claimed dead , then we challenge APC government to come clean and tell Nigerians the whole truth.
The party added : “ We therefore call on the National Assembly to interrogate this proposed disbursement and subject it to a thorough but rapid interrogation . ”