Ilorin-Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Bukola Saraki, has recently revealed that Goodluck Jonathan lied during his campaign rally in Kwara . The President said that his administration was responsible for funding a multi-million naira dam in Malete, Moro local government area of the state.
It would be reminded that during his campaign visit to Ilorin the President mentioned that the project as one of the contributions of his administration to the state.
Saraki uncovered Jonathan’s lie while addressing supporters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at Malete on February 2, 2015.
He stated in his speech that funding for the Dam project was from the constituency allowance of federal lawmakers from the state. Only Senator Simon Ajibola refused to contribute to the project.
According to the data, gathered by Vanguard, Saraki from Kwara central and senator Sha’ba Lafiagi from Kwara north contributed N125 million each while each of the six members of the House of Representatives contributed N62.5 million into the project.
“I was amused the other day when President Jonathan came to Ilorin and he said they have given you dam in Malete. I laughed because I know that money for that project was from our constituency project. Each of us who are senators was supposed to contribute our constituency allowance just like the House of Reps members.
“We held a meeting, nine of us from the state on the project but senator Ajibola refused to put down his own money. He never foresaw that he would one day need you but today he is coming to ask you to vote him as governor. Would you vote for someone who refused to contribute to your wellbeing; a project that is meant to provide water for your community and the entire local government?”
At the end of his statement Sraki called on the people to reciprocate his good gestures to them and vote for all the APC candidates in the upcoming elections.