Aiyedatiwa’s N5 Billion Day-Care Centre Renovation Scandal: APOLOGY NOT ENOUGH – Ondo PDP

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…Aiyedatiwa Planned To Swindle The People Through The Daycare Renovation Project For His Governorship Ambition – Peretei, Ondo PDP PRO

Daily Metro News NG

The main opposition party PDP has accused the government of Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo state of deliberate attempt to swindle the resources of the state for his personal ahead of the November 16, 1024 governorship election in the state with the N5b Day-Care Centre Renovation Project.

This was contained in a press statement issued by the state publicity secretary of PDP, Kennedy Ikantu Peretei on Wednesday in Akure the state capital.

The press statement reads; “It was like a thunderbolt when Saharareporters broke the news that, the government of Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa intends to spend a whooping sum of N5 billion to renovate Day-Care Centres in the State as captured in the 2024 appropriation law.

“The amount was to buy babycot walkers, toys and beddings. Another N18 billion loan was to be sourced from French Development Agency for provision of water in Akure and environs.

“In an attempt to put wool over the eyes of the people, the Ondo State Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget in a statement, claimed that the N5 billion was actually “meant to reflect the expected drawdown from the Nigerian For Women Project (World Bank supported). This is a regrettable printer’s interpolation error that occurred during the process of preparing the document for publication” and that corrective action is underway.

“What is regrettable about a document that went through several layers of screening and vetting before being forwarded to the Ondo State House of Assembly? At the Assembly, the House Committee on Appropriation invites government officials who take turns to defend same budget. Is it the case that, nobody spotted these regrettable errors?

“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ondo State Chapter wishes to state unequivocally that, it was the plan of the Aiyedatiwa government to swindle the people through the Daycare renovation project that was thwarted by the eagle-eyed media.

“Therefore, a mere apology is not enough. All those connected with this fraud must be brought to book. The Governor, as a matter of urgency must clear himself to dispel the allegations that, he is desperate to mop up funds from the Ondo State Treasury for the purposes bankrolling his election come November 16.

“Our party will not fold its hand and watch the APC and Aiyedatiwa fleece our meagre resources just for the political aspiration of one man, no matter how highly placed.”

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