Nigerians have reacted to the request of President Buhari to the Nigerian Senate, seeking approval for the payment of N10.069billion as settlement of promissory note to the Kogi State Government led by Governor Yahaya Bello.
Naija News reports the move for payment was disclosed in a letter sent to the Nigerian Senate by the President.
This online news platform understands that Buhari’s letter of request was read on the floor of the Nigerian Senate by Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Senate.
Naija News reports that the request is coming a month to the Kogi governorship election which is slated for November 16 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Meanwhile, this report has sparked a form of outrage among Nigerians on Twitter as many are wondering why such a whooping sum of money should be given to Governor Yahaya Bello just a few weeks to election in the state.
See the reactions below:
Dear @DrAhmadLawan prove to us that you are a rubber stamp by approving the N10bil for Yahaya bello to use for vote buying and election rigging I Kogi state as demanded by @MBuhari. Show us that our perception about you is perfect
— Tokan (@futurKing) October 16, 2019
10B bailout for Yahaya Bello few days to Kogi Governorship election?
Buhari no longer pretends to be decent. ?
— Henry Shield (@henryshield) October 16, 2019
Point of correction. 10b to Kogi state. If he like let him finished the money for his election,he will NOT win. EFCC will pick him with time.
— Engr Umar E. Jacob (@jactos4u) October 16, 2019
The @OfficialPDPNig therefore urges President @MBuhari to resist attempts by his handlers and Governor Bello to drag his Presidency into this shameful attempt to steal fund that ought to go to the suffering masses in Kogi state.
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) October 15, 2019
The senate should wait till after the governorship elections to consider that obnoxious request.
— Bright Peterside Okeh (@Bright4real5) October 15, 2019
We had the same ugly event in Osun State few days to their elections! Our President's integrity had been buried under 40ft grave.
— Alabi Habeeb Olasunkanmi (@snowflakezITL) October 16, 2019
So Mr Integrity Buhari wants to release N10bn from FG purse to Kogi State for Yahaya Bello’s election abi?
And some idiots will still come here and defend their Buhari and his 53 thieves.
— Lere Olayinka – Aresa 1 (@OlayinkaLere) October 15, 2019