Akeredolu Starving Us of Funds – Festus Akingbaso.
Festus Akingbaso, a member of the Ondo State House of Assembly representing the Idanre Constituency, has revealed that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has been robbing the state legislature of funds.
This was revealed by Akingbaso, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, in an interview with newsmen in Akure.
In response to complaints that members of the 9th Assembly were not giving back to their communities, he disclosed that legislators are not paid on a regular basis to work on big projects in their areas.
The senator, who launched his campaign for a seat in the Federal House of Representatives in 2023, did, however, explain that he had other sources of income, allowing him to provide democratic dividends to his constituents at his own expense.
“No, it is not so; it is not their fault because what we are earning from the state is not coming regularly as it is supposed to be.
“For example, we took some salaries and running grant a week ago which is not for this January, December, November or September,” he said.
“We are talking of September as at January, how do you want them to go back home and empower their people?
“This will be a little bit difficult, so, we can’t blame them much.”