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#ThePlatform: Peter Obi insists Governors must account for Security Votes

#ThePlatform: Peter Obi insists Governors must account for Security Votes

Former Anambra State Governor, Mr Peter Obi has asked that Governors should be made to account for  Security Votes, calling it unconstitutional  and a huge waste of resources.

The former governor spoke as a guest at The Platform, a programme organised by Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos, on Monday.

“There is nothing in our constitution called security votes. Anybody who tells you that is lying. It is a terminology that was formulated over the years from one thing or the other. What we have is contingency fund.

“I can say today that it is being abused; it has become our biggest source of waste.”

The former governor said there was need to review the fund, adding that on completion of their terms, state governors should be made to account for the fund.

“In fact, what I say to people is that when you finish being a governor, in Anambra state for example, where I finished, I should be invited to account for security votes.

“So that people will know that when you finish, you account for it.

During his remarks, he said that there was no need for Governors who are supposed to be Serbian of the people to leave lavishly  adding that he had worn the same wrist watch for 17 years.

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