Kaduna State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Felix Hassan Hyat has berated the Governorship Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Hon. Jonathan Asake for misappropriating funds donated by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Southern Kaduna.
Speaking on a live radio interview on Salama Radio, Kafanchan and lnvicta 98.9 FM, Kaduna, and monitored by our Correspondent over the weekend, Hyat accused Asake, who was the then SOKAPU’s President for misappropriating part of the N120m meant for the IDPs in Southern Kaduna region.
It would be recalled that Governor Wike, following the incessant killings in some parts of Kaduna, especially in Birnin Gwari and Southern Kaduna, had donated the sum of N200 million to be shared to augment the plight of the victims, and over 25,000 lDPs in Southern Kaduna region who suffered attacks over the years.
Hyat disclosed that out of the N200 million, SOKAPU through Asake received the sum of N120 million because of the peculiarity of the attacks in the Southern Kaduna region, while other parts of the state got N80 million through the Jama’atul Nasir Islam (JNI).
According to him, a detailed template was given on how the money should be shared among the affected Local Government Areas based on the quantum of the attacks they suffered.
However, Hyat explained further that while the JNI complied with the template given to them on how to share the monies, SOKAPU flagrantly refused to utilize it. Rather, they formulated a sharing formula that was not inclusive, adding they refused to carry along the stakeholders that were captured in the template given, but spent the sum of N60 million for the purchase of sundry relief materials, contrary to the priority needs of IDPs.
” Leaders should be able to be transparent, just, and fair when they’re in the position of power, particularly when it has to do with the less privileged.
Commenting on the forthcoming general elections, Hyat urged electorates in the region to come out en mass and vote for PDP to restore their hope and sanity.
” The masses should not make the mistake of voting leaders with questionable characters that lack integrity in the position of leadership but to vote in leaders with capacity for delivery and accountability in order not to derail our democracy and our Nation as a whole,” Hyat concluded.
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