The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West has decried the contribution of over N2 billion by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)-controlled states of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun and Ekiti for the birthday of the party’s leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, describing it as “fraudulent, shameless and the height of political irresponsibility”.
National Vice-Chairman (South-West) of the PDP, Chief Segun Oni, in a statement yesterday by his media aide, Mr. Lere Olayinka, said: “The PDP as a party won’t close its eyes to the reckless spending of funds that should be used for the development of Yorubaland on false birthday of a single individual.”
The PDP zonal leader said it was aware that each of the five states under the control of the ACN was made to contribute N100 million, while each local council in the states coughed out N10 million.
“Going by the above, Osun State’s contribution will be N400 million, Ekiti; N260 million, Oyo, N430 million, Lagos, N670 million and Ogun, N310 million,” said Oni.
While querying the rationale behind lavishing public funds on the birthday of an individual, Oni said: “We will not hesitate to drag them to the EFCC to explain why people’s money should be used for the inanities and vanity of an individual.
“Or isn’t it disheartening that these same people who present themselves as followers of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, are the ones lavishing billions of public funds on a birthday that will go down in history as the most expensive birthday celebration in Nigeria?
“Was it part of Awolowo’s teachings that public funds should be spent to celebrate false birthdays?”
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