The Ondo State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has described the signing of the state’s appropriation bill of N152.5 billion for 2013 by the Ondo State Governor as a faulty beginning.
The Party in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Wale Ozogoro, said it expected the State House of Assembly to ask the executive to account for last year’s appropriated fund.
The PDP noted that the legislature had abandoned its responsibilities and become the appendage of the executive by refusing to perform its oversight functions and other duties assigned it by the Nigerian constitution in the last four years.
Part of the statement read, “We are indeed perturbed that the appropriation bill could scale through the house of assembly without questioning.
“Therefore, the party and Ondo State populace demand that the LP government should account for fund that came into the state as federal allocation, derivation fund, Valued Added Tax [VAT], loans, donation from international agencies and the state Internally Generated Revenue[IGR] amounting to over N600 billion for its first term.
“This is excluding the N38 billion left in the treasury of the state by Olusegun Agagu’s administration.
“What has this government done with this huge revenue that has accrued to the state in the last four years?” the PDP asked.
The PDP demanded that the state government be accountable, transparent, and sensitive to the yearning of Ondo people.
“We demand to know what the LP government has accomplished with this huge resources for the past four years. The government is not only corrupt, they equally exhibit profligate lifestyle in executing government business,” the party alleged.