IMO ASSEMBLY BOYCOTT 2018 BUDGET PRESENTATION
The Imo State House of Assembly since the current administration of Governor Rochas Okorocha, the Assembly would in unison raise issues of concern to the governance of the state and wellbeing of the people as members yesterday boycotted the presentation of the 2018 budget proposal scheduled for 10a.m. at the Assembly Complex.
The lawmakers who spoke to journalists on the condition of anonymity expressed dissatisfaction over the way and manner the governor had worked with them overtime, stressing that it was high time they got their acts together so that governance could be strengthened in the state.
They said they were demanding three things from the state governor, which included furnishing them with the details of bailout funds, Paris refunds and constituency funds for the past three years.
According to them, “For three years now, the governor has not implemented any of the budgets. He has not also implemented any constituency funds for constituency projects. He has not done it for us. So we are asking him now to give us accounts of last year and previous year’s budget performance.
“We are demanding budget performance before we can do otherwise. We are not resuming until we see the budget performance for the last three years. Also we are demanding details of what came to the state as bailout funds, Paris refund and let us know whether they were captured in the previous budget or not. If we don’t have these details, we are not resuming.”