Rotimi Akeredolu interfered with Legislative functions…Ondo House of Assembly

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The Ondo State Assembly has accused the State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu of interfering with the legislative functions of the State Assembly over Paris Club Fund recently released to the State.

Majority Leader of the State Assembly, Hon. Araoyinbo Olugbenga, while addressing the media at the weekend in Abuja blamed the Governor for inducing selected lawmakers to reorder the 2018 budget solely because of the fund.

The lawmaker queried why the State Governor had to use the minority members of the State Assembly including two suspended and allegedly impeached Speaker of the Assembly to hurriedly recall and further passed the state 2018 appropriation.

Olugbenga, who spoke alongside the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Rt. Hon. Olotu Fatai, described the act as illegal and such that could jeopardize interest of the state.

According to him, the recalled budget was passed by eight lawmakers who were less than two third of the entire Assembly, thus unconstitutional to laws of the state.

However, the lawmakers called for the intervention of appropriate authorities and urged the state governor to obey the principles of separation of power in government.

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