Kogi East constituents blast Senator Atai Aidoko for giving hoarding MDG items


Sen. Atai Aidoko

This may not the best of times for the embattled Senator representing Kogi East Senatorial District, Atai Aidoko if the information at our disposal is anything to go by.

Palpable sources told our correspondent that Kogi East constituents are currently at a cross road with the embattled senator, whom they allegedly hoarded Keke Napep, motocycles, sewing machines and grinding machines that were meant for their empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) but allegedly cornered by Sen. Aidoko, who is seeking re-election.

Sources squealed to us that the embattled senator has released some the hoarded motocycles and other materials because of the 2019 elections, claiming that he bought them with his money, to convince the constituents to re-elect him.

Sources also stated that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) senator had warehoused the materials running into billions of naira instead of giving them out to constituents, which is why the sudden release is raising more questions than answers.

Members of the Senate are allowed to nominate projects in their constituents in alignment with MDG goals but funds meant for such projects are often diverted into buying give-aways like motocycles, sewing machines, grinding machines, which are then used as bait when elected representatives are due for re-election.

We gathered that the senator kept the materials with the intention of using them as bait to entice delegates in the party’s convention because he had nothing else to point to as major contribution to the welfare of the people of Kogi State.
A constituent from Kogi East Senatorial District stated " I wonder why the senator is sharing these items now when in the last four years has not done anything for us. Kogi East constituents are now wiser now and would do what they have to do in the party primaries billed for September" He added
 


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