Politics Thugs Block Gov Mimiko From Presenting 2017 Budget at Ondo Assembly



Dr. Olusegun Mimiko on Wednesday was forced to postpone a scheduled presentation of the 2017 appropriation bill at the Ondo state house of Assembly.

According to ThisDay, thugs and protesters stormed the assembly complex as early as 7a.m. carrying placards with various inscription, condemning the governor for trying to present budget a few days to his exit from office.

It's believed that the budget presentation was postponed to prevent a breakout of violence.

The assembly had been sealed off by the police on Monday following it leadership crisis, but was opened for the governor to present the bill. However, only the 13 rebel lawmakers headed by the factional Speaker, Mr. Malachi Coker, were present.

After waiting for hours, the lawmakers conducted a botched plenary and left.


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