The Council Chairman of Okehi local government, Honourable Hassan Yusuf has distributed five Nissan Jeeps to party bigwigs in Okehi to garner support for his interest in House of Representative seat come 2015 general election.
Eagle Reporters authoritatively gathered that five prominent PDP bigwigs benefited from the Nissan Jeep from the Chairman, Hon. Hassan Yusuf. The beneficiaries were mostly those who he believed will dictate the political direction in PDP primaries.
Hon Abdulkarim Salihu, two times house of representative members, Hon. MKA Ibrahim, former council chairman in Okehi, Hon. Adinoyi Aroke (Take over) former Okehi LG vice Chairman, Hon Abdulmalik Idu former caretaker Chairman were the beneficiaries of the Nisan Jeep from the present Okehi local government chairman, Hon. Hassan Yusuf.
The chairman equally gave one of the Nisan Jeep to immediate commissioner of technology in Kogi state, Abdulmumuni Usman but he rejected it rather collected cash in return.
Our correspondent put a call to Hon Sadiq, the present councillor in Eika district and he attested that the chairman truly distributed Nisan Jeeps to people. He added that the council chairman has been short-changing the local government in terms of federal allocation and internal revenue as not what comes to the council he normally disclosed to them.
‘As i am telling you now, the councillors in the council are divided. For us that have the courage to challenge him, our salaries have not been paid for the past 5 months. Only those who have soft mind for the chairman are enjoying and receiving their salaries as at when due. He is just living big, Hon sadiq said’.
Another worker in the council who spoke to us on a condition of anonymity said, staffs of the council were owed 8 months unpaid salaries.
Mr Musa Adinoyi, a resident of Oboroke has called on appropriate authority to investigate Chairman’s activities as his undoing is a source of worry to the people in Okehi. He noted that Chairman claimed to have spent N25million naira to construct Ihima community secondary school road and today the road is growing with weed, thus it does not look as if it was ever repaired.