Lawmakers Boycott Okorocha’s Budget Presentation
Imo State House of Assembly has postponed the 2018 budget presentation of the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha after what appears to be a disregard for the state’s House of Assembly.
It was gathered that the Governor, rather than inform the legislators of the budget presentation, choose to make the announcement on radio and television stations.
However, in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Sam Onwuemeodo, said cancellation of the budget presentation was as a result large discrepancies discovered in the budget speech and, as a result, the 2018 budget presentation could not hold.
“With utmost regret, we wish to inform the public that the announced presentation of the 2018 budget to the Imo State House of Assembly by the Governor, Rochas Okorocha, fixed for Tuesday, November 28, 2017 could no longer hold, owing largely to disturbing discrepancies discovered in the budget speech.
“A new date for the budget presentation will, as usual, be made public. We regret this development. And, we appeal to all those concerned with the exercise to bear with us.”