Ondo State government on Friday criticized the statement credited to a member of the state assembly, Olugbenga Araoyinbo condemning the 2018 Ondo State Reordered budget.
Araoyinbo was said to have described the budget as “unconstitutional” claiming that it was the cause of the failed attempt to remove the incumbent Speaker, David Bamidele Oloyeloogun and his deputy, Iroju Ogundeji.
A statement by the state commissioner for information and orientation, Yemi Olowolabi said “baleful and vengeful, the notion speaks volumes of orchestrated mischief and calculated malfeasance all in the name of filthy politics.
“I wish to put on record that it is not unusual for a budget to be reordered. This was done here in Ondo State by previous administrations and it is being done in other states in the Country. Even the Federal Government, recently, had to reorder the 2018 budget in line with some prevailing fiscal realities. Read more