Ekiti APC Urges Buhari To Avert Misapplication Of Bailout Fund



THE All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to keep a close watch on Ekiti State to prevent misapplication of the bailout fund for personal benefit.

The party also hailed the President for restoring confidence in the economy, saying the feats achieved within a month of his administration signpost the building of hope for Nigeria.

A statement by the Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said the call became necessary because of the alleged “reign of financial impunity in the state”, and the manner at which the state government has rendered local government councils redundant.

Olatunbosun said: “The President should ensure financial discipline in Ekiti State through the instrumentality of anti-corruption bodies to guide against the misappropriation of the bailout funds that have already been seen as a jackpot by state government leaders.

“Ekiti state is a study in impunity and an enclave of a state-sponsored terrorism where opposition members are routinely attacked and some hauled into jail clandestinely on trump-up charges. The courts and House of Assembly were shut for several months with majority APC members chased away from performing their duties, while judges were beaten and court records in the Chief Judge’s office torn to shreds.”

He called the attention of the presidency to the unwholesome attitude of the security agencies in the state, including soldiers, who he alleged went about with Fayose to harass and terrorise citizens.
While commending the President over bailout strategy for states to settle the backlog of workers’ salaries, the party noted that the measure would relieve Nigerians of poverty, and provide the energy needed for the challenge of returning the nation to the path of productivity.

Asking for more support for the President to enable him do more, Olatunbosun said: “Buhari has started on a good note to build hope in Nigeria by blocking loopholes through which Nigeria lost her revenues to unpatriotic Nigerians,” adding “Nigerians are lucky to have Buhari as the leader after they had completely lost hope of credible leader who will make development and transparency the cornerstone of the nation’s administration.

“Within one month, Buhari provided a comprehensive package to revamp local industries and closed secret accounts through which Nigeria lost billions of dollars to corrupt leaders, and opened just one federation account for close monitoring of the cash coming to the nation’s purse.”

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