CISLAC chides Jonathan over al­leged cam­paign fund

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Habibu Umar Aminu

The Civil So­ci­ety Leg­isla­tive Ad­vo­cacy Cen­ter (CISLAC) has ex­pressed con­cern over al­leged ef­forts by govern­ment cronies to com­pel Min­istries, De­part­ments and Agencies of the federal govern­ment to fa­cil­i­tate the re­lease of funds from their statu­tory al­lo­ca­tions to oil the cam­paign ma­chin­ery of Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan.

The Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of CISLAC Auwal Ibrahim Musa Raf­san­jani in a state­ment in Abuja said the me­dia re­ports “were yet to be de­nied by those con­cern thereby lend­ing cre­dence to the al­le­ga­tions.” He said re­cently re­port sug­gested that a cor­re­spon­dence al­legedly signed by the Se­nior Spe­cial As­sis­tant to the Pres­i­dent on Po­lit­i­cal Af­fairs re­port­edly cir­cu­lated to var­i­ous govern­ment agencies to make avail­able N30 mil­lion to fa­cil­i­tate the lo­gis­tics for pres­i­den­tial cam­paigns of the in­cum­bent pres­i­dent “is an act of reck­less­ness and brazen dis­play of ex­ec­u­tive law­less­ness and an un­mit­i­gated im­pu­dence’’.

He said “CISLAC is as­tounded at the level of im­punity and au­da­cious di­ver­sion of re­sources meant to pro­vide de­vel­op­ment for the fur­ther­ance of the po­lit­i­cal am­bi­tion of in­di­vid­u­als”.

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