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Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by bigboluet(m): 9:45am On Sep 07
The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has come under criticism from the opposition over the distribution of 2020 model SUV KIA Sportage to members of the state House of Assembly as official vehicles.

The governor had earmarked about N1.18billion in the 2020 budget for the procurement of vehicles for the House of Assembly.

The cars were presented to the leadership of the house on Friday, a day to the official flag off of the governorship campaign of the All Progressives Congress, with the opposition alleging that the expenditure was meant to score a political point.

Seven members of the house who frustrated the impeachment move against the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, missed out of the car distribution.

Presenting the vehicles to the state legislators at the Government House in Akure, Mr Akeredolu said his administration had kept its promise of providing the cars despite the dwindling resources of the state.

“What matters to me is that when we make promises we keep them. It is not for political reasons. We have been on this car issue for a while and luckily, it came today just before the flag off. Nobody is doing it for political reason. This is an improvement on what we had last,” the governor explained.

Responding on behalf of his colleagues, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Bamidele Oloyelogun, thanked the governor for being a faithful servant leader.

He recalled that it was the second time Governor Akeredolu would present members of the Ondo State House of Assembly with official vehicles in three and a half years.

The first time was in December 2018, when he presented official vehicles to members of the 8th assembly who were elected during the administration of former Governor Olusegun Mimiko.

But the Peoples Democratic Party described the car gifts as a waste of resources.

The party’s spokesperson, Kennedy Peretei, in a statement said the governor was desperate to placate the state lawmakers.

The PDP alleged that the government procured over 50 cars for distribution ahead of the forthcoming governorship election.

“At the ceremony where legislators received these Greek gifts, Akeredolu remarked that the timing for giving them these cars has no political undertone. Why did he have to wait till now that election is around the corner to donate these cars?” the party queried.

“Last year, the Ondo State House of Assembly adjourned for more than five weeks because of a dangerous python that dropped from the ceiling of the Chambers of the Assembly during plenary session.

“The governor and the legislators traded accusations of neglect and welfare of members and the Assembly Complex that harboured reptiles. It is therefore suspicious for the governor to suddenly show care and attention for the legislators amongst whom he could not secure the constitutionally required number to impeach his estranged deputy, Mr Agboola Ajayi.

“The same is true for traditional rulers that Akeredolu had shown great disrespect since he was sworn in as Governor of Ondo State.

“The Akeredolu-led APC government has demonstrated insensitivity to the plight of the Ondo State people by this gesture.

“Just twenty four hours after President Muhammadu Buhari increased the pump price of petrol from N143 to N161 per litre and a 150% increase in Electricity consumption per Kwh, the best Akeredolu could do is to use tax payers’ money to induce the political class to curry their favour. The move is vexatious and amounts to adding salt on injury.”

Also, the deputy governor, Mr Ajayi, criticised the presentation of the vehicles to the exclusion of seven members.

He said the action of the governor was selective, as those excluded were among those who refused to sign the impeachment notice against him.

Four of the nine members were suspended by the leadership of the house, including the deputy speaker, Iroju Ogundeji, for what the house described as unparliamentary acts.

The suspended lawmakers recently secured a court order quashing their suspension by the house.

Mr Ajayi who spoke through his media aide, Allen Sowore, faulted the governor’s action.

“Presenting official vehicles to only members of the House who are loyal to the governor and leaving out those who refused to sign impeachment process of the deputy governor is the lowest political strategy,” he said.

One of the lawmakers left out of the car distribution, Tomide Akinribido, told PREMIUM TIMES that their exclusion was not a mistake but a deliberate act to penalise them for their refusal to sign the impeachment notice against the deputy governor.

He noted that two of the nine lawmakers were given the cars to give the impression that they were not being victimised.

“It is not the governor’s personal gifts, this is statutory and the governor should not play politics with it,” said Mr Akinribido.

When reached for his comments, the Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo, said the House of Assembly was in a better position to react to the issue.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/412799-knocks-as-akeredolu-purchases-n1-2-billion-cars-for-state-lawmakers.html

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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by bigboluet(m): 9:47am On Sep 07
Second term is not by force in Ondo State.

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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by longetivity(m): 9:53am On Sep 07
To serve Nigeria is not by force

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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by Kriss216: 9:57am On Sep 07
The governor had earmarked about N1.18billion in the 2020 budget for the procurement of vehicles for the House of Assembly.
1.18Billion to buy vehicles for thieves.

Nigeria summarised!

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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by Golan007: 10:06am On Sep 07
Are you sure the legislators didn't appropriate same in their budget?

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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by AriseO: 10:08am On Sep 07
Golan007:
Are you sure the legislators didn't appropriate same in their budget?

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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by IamWonderful: 10:09am On Sep 07
Imagine

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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by soberdrunk(m): 3:44pm On Sep 07
1.2 Billion for 50 cars=24 million naira per car, the most painful part is that he gave them brand new cars only 2 years ago and yet people in that state will still be shouting "Buhari! Buhari!!". I don't know why Nigerians don't hold their governors and direct leaders accountable angry

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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by Sysdatek: 3:45pm On Sep 07
Imagine that money

Invested into skill acquisition

And startup capital and the ripple effect after 5 years

Na wao. Govt don give a fxkk about masses

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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by LegendHero(m): 3:45pm On Sep 07
PDP governors buy cars for their own lawmakers in their state, APC will give press release to scold them and scream.

APC governors buy cars for their own legislative members, PDP will grant press release and cry blue murder too.

DemoCRAZY in Nigeria is a curse!

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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by NwaNimo1(m): 3:45pm On Sep 07
Racist......not even Innoson vehicles!

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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by Laghima: 3:46pm On Sep 07
Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by Sinmi101(m): 3:46pm On Sep 07
In Buhari's Voice Nigeria My Corruptry

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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by Madibah(m): 3:46pm On Sep 07
Sysdatek:
Imagine that money

Invested into skill acquisition

And startup capital and the ripple effect after 5 years

Na wao. Govt don give a fxkk about masses
Mass grin

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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by relicng(m): 3:46pm On Sep 07
Weldone sir
Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by Siberia01(m): 3:47pm On Sep 07
grin
Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by NekkyCee(f): 3:47pm On Sep 07
Money that could have been used for the rural electrification of one small community in the state but mbaaaaaaaaaa!!! they prefer to spend money unnecessarily. * SMH *

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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by Ogaemmii: 3:47pm On Sep 07
No billions for Education, No Billions for health care but for Car of people who are collecting monthly salaries unhindered

Is it a curse that this country will never move foreward?

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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by Kobicove(m): 3:47pm On Sep 07
Nigerian politicians are such liars...

Hear him "No one is doing it for political reasons", and yet he waited until very close to the election to buy and present the cars.

By the way there is no cogent reason to exclude the seven members who frustrated the impeachment of the deputy governor from getting their share of the largesse undecided

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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by agabusta: 3:47pm On Sep 07
If indeed the legislature are independent, why should the governor be the one to be buying vehicles for them??

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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by RichDad1(m): 3:48pm On Sep 07
But it was ok when Wike did the same thing to Rivers State HOA?
PDP are bloody Hypocrites undecided undecided kiss

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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by Atheistan: 3:48pm On Sep 07
Golan007:
Are you sure the legislators didn't appropriate same in their budget?

Mstchewwww...

Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by anonimi: 3:48pm On Sep 07
Bigmanpickin:
A society that lacks accountability from the elected constitutes fear mongering among the populace. This is not what we want for our dear country

#MakeNigeriaGreat https://www.nairaland.com/6102683/nigeria-arise-makenigeriagreat

Wise words.
Actions needed.





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Re: Akeredolu Purchases N1.2 Billion Cars For Ondo Lawmakers, PDP Blasts Him by bamasite2: 3:48pm On Sep 07
Wike did more than this in Rivers State recently naa

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