Kogi Patriotic Group (KPG) has accused political office holders in the state of abandoning their respective constituents in the face of the coronavirus global pandemic.
In a statement issued by the group’s spokesman, Abdul Abdul, KPG urged elected and appointed political office holders in the state to emulate the counterparts in other states of the federation.
Abdul stated that the Lagos State government, area councils and LCDAs, state and federal lawmakers have demonstrated patriotism by the way they show care for their constituents.
He argued that political office holders and appointees from Kogi state are not doing enough to mitigate the effects of the scourge.
“It is worrisome that state government officials and some lawmakers in the state have being involved in media hype and not doing anything to ameliorate the living standards of the people of the state.
“The Federal lawmakers are also living much to be desired as they only hide under advocacy and awareness programs without providing succour for their constituents.
“How can you rely on only two months salaries and then shy away from providing additional palliatives and medications for the various communities in their constituencies? Lagos state government and their federal lawmakers also donated salaries but are daily donating food items, cash, medication and other palliatives,” he said.
He warned the state government not to tinker with the palliatives provided by the federal government.
“Kogi state government has the obligation to provide palliatives, testing and isolation centres, in conjunction with the NCDC, rather than vaguely claiming of to be COVID-19 free.”