Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Kano, says if elected, security votes will become a history in the state.
The PDP governorship candidate said the fund set aside for the security votes is an avenue for looting from the public treasury.
“it is undeniably known that security votes are regarded as a looting-spree platform where the huge amounts of money provided and spent are unaccounted for.
“Consequently, ending up draining through the pockets of a selfish few, in their insatiable quest to self-enrichment out of public funds,” he alleged.
Security vote in Nigeria is a monthly allowance that is allocated by the 36 states for the sole purpose of funding security services
The fund runs into billions of naira and varies, based on the level of security required by the individual state.
Kabir-Yusuf said if he is elected governor, the fund for the security votes will be used in a better way.