Like the Osun share of the Paris Club Refund cum gubernatorial campaign funds, the FG has disbursed a whopping sum of $5.4 billion to States ahead of Febuary/March 2019 general elections.
These funds though disbursed under the guise of settlement of outstanding payments to workers in all the states of the federation are actually campaign funds for the APC.
Recall that this latest payment marks the third of such under the PMB/APC led administration and while democratic controlled states are seen to have judiciously utilized these funds in line with the FG’s directives, progressive states have squandered their share with little or nothing to show for.
For example, Kaduna State squandered it’s 1st and 2nd tranches on frivolities with part of the recent 3rd tranche used to purchase vehicles for first class traditional rulers amidst other senseless spending. This is a state that sacked thousands of workers without pay, refused students’ scholarship for 4 sessions, squandered N10billion in 8 months under the guise of school feeding, paid an undisclosed huge sum to terrorists, squandered every single developmental grant with nothing to show for, abandoned all inherited infrastructures to decay notably the road network etc yet finds pleasure in doling out car gifts targeted at influencing votes in the coming election.
The people must be reminded that a leader that withhold their wages only to entice them with gifts and/or their long overdue wages during electioneering is NO good for them and such leader should be voted out! Elrufai of Kaduna is one of such leaders that must be voted out of governance.