The Social Welfare Financial scheme of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, has been described as a fraud by the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP) .
The party alleged that the scheme which is secretly operated, was designed to loot the state treasury.
Publicity Secretary of the party, Kennedy Peretei in a statement alleged that, “the fear of the unknown is driving governor Rotimi Akeredolu to do very unthinkable things. He has designed a scheme called Social Welfare Financial Assistance scheme to release various sums of monies to individuals as Financial Assistance. To underscore the fraudulent intention of the scheme, it is kept as a top-secret “.
The PDP noted further that, “The same Government that is unable to pay workers salary, pensions and deductions, suddenly wants to dole out money to create a pool of money in the event of his being thrown out of Government. ln the last couple of days, the Governor has acted in ways, suggestive of the fact that he knows that, his stay in the Government House is but for a while. The ceremony for this scheme was not made public for strategic reasons and the venue has been changed a number of time to give vent to its sinister motive. We wish to advise Governor Akeredolu to address the challenges of security and welfare that stare our people in the faces instead of devising ways to defraud the people “.
But the APC through its Publicity Secretary, Alex Kalejaye in his response said that, a group of persons under the guise of an opposition party struggling to find its bearing, nothing is spared in the name of comments. We feel their pains and their palpable frustration as it gets clear by the day that they have gone deeper in the mess that entangled them “.