The Kogi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to go to court if the Federal Government further pay any direct allocation to Kogi State local government councils headed by administrators appointed by Governor Yahaya Bello.
The PDP, in a statement issued by the State Publicity Secretary, Mr Bode Ogunmola on Tuesday, averred that any further release of allocation to illegal local government Administrators in the state would be challenged in court.
The opposition party described the administrators as Gov. Yahaya Bello’s conduit pipe to defraud people of the state.
The PDP further observed that despite the billions of Naira accrued to the councils, percentage payment is still being paid, with no visible development to point to by the administrators.
“We advise the Federal Government of Nigeria to release the allocation to only elected local government officials henceforth describing the continuous release of funds to the councils as a recipe for a legal action that would cripple the administration in the third tier of government.
“It is a constitutional matter not to allow illegal administration order than elected councils to subsist as third tier of administration.
“In almost four years, the Gov. Bello’s administration has continuously recycled the administrators, looting their funds at the expense of payment of salaries and infrastructure development,” the statement read.