- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) comes hard on the National Assembly over its alleged plan to renovate its complex with N37 billion
- The PDP describes the alleged move as a confirmation of the corruption that is taking place in the All Progressives Congress (APC)
- The opposition party urges the National Assembly to remember that it is supposed to stand with the people
The alleged plan by the National Assembly to spend N37 billion for the renovation of its complex is a final confirmation of the corruption level in the All Progressives Congress (APC), the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed.
The PDP further alleged that the budget for the renovation of the National Assembly complex is simply an "unpardonable rip-off plot and a last straw of the brazen corruption that pervades the current administration."
In a statement by the national publicity secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, such budget which it claimed is bloated cannot be defended, especially knowing that the complex was constructed with N7 billion.
"Our party insists that the over 500% padding of the original construction cost is completely insupportable even with the prevailing costs and exchange rate regime.
"The over-bloated renovation figure is therefore not only sacrilegious but also further confirms that the APC-led administration is overtly corrupt and only out to steal, drain and divert our national resources for selfish purposes of certain individuals in the present administration," the PDP alleged.
The party challenged President Muhammadu buhari to prove his integrity by making public details of the renovation plan just like he had recently instructed government agencies.
It also urged the National Assembly to be with the citizens of the country and not alienate itself.
Legit.ng earlier reported how Doyin Okupe, a former special assistant to ex-president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, spoke on the chances of victory of the APC in the 2023 presidential election.
Reacting to claims that the APC is now well-positioned for another election victory in 2023, Okupe said that the present constitution of the ruling party will work against it in the next presidential poll.
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