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Non-presentation Of Budget: S/west Pdp Berates Aregbesola by karlmax2: 10:55pm On Jan 05, 2013
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THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West has promised to take on the governor of Osun State, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, for breaching the constitution by not presenting the 2013 budget before the end of last year as stipulated by the constitution.

The party, in a statement issued on Tuesday by its Zonal Publicity Secretary, Kayode Babade, said the provisions of section 121 (1) of the constitution was clear on when a governor can legally present budget proposals to the state House of Assembly.

Section 121 (1) of the constitution says “the governor shall cause to be prepared and laid before the House of Assembly at any time before the commencement of each financial year estimates of the revenues and expenditure of the state for the next following financial year.”

‘’As of today, January 1, 2013, Mr Aregbesola has not presented his 2013 budget proposal to the state House of Assembly as demanded by the constitution.

“It is clear that Mr Aregbesola, by his attitude to the law, has thrown Osun State into constitutional crisis. Any budget he presents now cannot be lawful just as it will be illegal for him to spend a kobo of public funds on anything this year.

“We will go to court on this for judicial rescue of our state from the present reign of lawlessness,” the party said.

The PDP further said it was “embarrassing to Osun state and very unfortunate that Aregbesola is the only governor out of the 36 governors in the country who did not present the 2013 budget before the end of last year as dictated by the constitution.

“Even his colleagues in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Edo and Ekiti complied with this law. Some of them have even signed their appropriation bills into law. Aregbesola has refused to toe the line of sanity.

“We urge all well meaning Nigerians to show interest in the lawlessness going on in Osun state. Every day, impunity and barefaced illegality take the place of legal governance.”

“Nigerians should note that as against the law, Aregbesola ruled Osun State like a sole administrator for over eight months without a single commissioner.

“Instead of doing what the law says, Mr Aregbesola has just forced the 30 local governments in the state to borrow N502 million each, making a total of N15.060billion which he is helping them to spend on some ill-defined projects.

“He has also just spent N35 million on New Year fireworks (bangers) in a state that is one of the poorest in the country.

“We will not keep quiet and we urge all lovers of the Rule of Law not to be silenced by the propaganda of the government of the day in Osun state.”


http://tribune.com.ng/news2013/index.php/en/component/k2/item/2188-non-presentation-of-budget-s-west-pdp-berates-aregbesola
Re: Non-presentation Of Budget: S/west Pdp Berates Aregbesola by GARRIx7(m): 11:55pm On Jan 05, 2013
PDP is a party full of shameless uneducated f00ls...

www.punchng.com/news/osun-pdp-disagree-over-budget-presentation/

But the Commissioner for Special Duties and Regional Integration, Mr. Ajibola Basiru, dismissed the PDP allegation, describing it as “uninformed.”

Basiru said, “What is stipulated by law is that the budget must be laid before the House before December 31 and this we have done.

“Reading the budget before the House is ceremonial; it is not compulsory or binding by law. The PDP reacts to everything we do. That’s their ignoble style.”

Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Najeem Salaam, said it was delayed because the legislature was “doing a surgical operation on the budget.”

A statement by his Press Secretary, Mr. Goke Butika, said, “We are conscious of the fact that people are eargerly awaiting the public presentation of the 2013 appropriation bill known as the budget.”

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Re: Non-presentation Of Budget: S/west Pdp Berates Aregbesola by GARRIx7(m): 12:10am On Jan 06, 2013
So Mr OP, The Budget has been presented, Ok??
Re: Non-presentation Of Budget: S/west Pdp Berates Aregbesola by koruji(m): 12:19am On Jan 06, 2013
I did say it yesterday that PDP is a party that has zero knowledge of the constitution.
Hence they keep bumbling from one disaster to the other, unfortunately with their chest still out.

GARRI (x7):
PDP is a party full of shameless uneducated f00ls...

www.punchng.com/news/osun-pdp-disagree-over-budget-presentation/

Re: Non-presentation Of Budget: S/west Pdp Berates Aregbesola by Gbawe: 12:39am On Jan 06, 2013
koruji: I did say it yesterday that PDP is a party that has zero knowledge of the constitution.
Hence they keep bumbling from one disaster to the other, unfortunately with their chest still out.


Man mi, PDP , certainly SW chapter, shame the black man and Africans because they confirm the oft repeated stereotype that the black man does not like to read. They say so many things redolent of stark illiteracy that one feels compelled to weep for Nigeria considering that they are the ruling Party and , as obtains ordinarily worldwide, this should be reflected in the calibre of politicians speaking on behalf of the Party. The ruling Party should at least produce bright folks who can make cogent arguments and not illiterates who fabricate figures, lie wildly and propagate inanities.

Alas, it is the story of our Nation. Unintelligent criminals have hijacked power and are making a strong case for the notion that "might is right". Is this not the same ridiculously unintelligent Party, with many not capable of basic arithmetic, that demanded Aregbesola should account for money he could not have received? Shior.
Re: Non-presentation Of Budget: S/west Pdp Berates Aregbesola by PaulJohn1: 12:39am On Jan 06, 2013
These people are confused psychologically
Re: Non-presentation Of Budget: S/west Pdp Berates Aregbesola by PaulJohn1: 12:48am On Jan 06, 2013
...“Reading the budget before the House is ceremonial; it is not compulsory or binding by law. The PDP reacts to everything we do. That’s their ignoble style.”
Re: Non-presentation Of Budget: S/west Pdp Berates Aregbesola by Gbawe: 12:53am On Jan 06, 2013
Paul John: These people are confused psychologically

My brother, this is a fall-out of the PDP's 'recruitment policy' in the SW under OBJ for 8 whole years. Stark illiterate and gangsters, with little capacity for thinking, were promoted into high office everywhere. The PDP is now suffering the hangover of having so many illiterates and cretins , now still drunk and 'thirsty' from the wine of power they tasted and lost, being its members, political representatives and powerbrokers in the SW.

Those type of buffoons will always come out with unintelligent, illogical and desperate gibberish. They come last in areas concerning innate intelligence and progressive thinking so they have little choice but to embrace wild fabrications and hope for the best.

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Re: Non-presentation Of Budget: S/west Pdp Berates Aregbesola by GARRIx7(m): 3:08am On Jan 06, 2013
... And we now say RIP to a silly thread opened to expose the ignorance and uninformed nature of a PDP goon....
Re: Non-presentation Of Budget: S/west Pdp Berates Aregbesola by seanet01: 4:44am On Jan 06, 2013
You hardly find PDP making the least of sensible senses. They are so redundant in their reasoning that you were left wondering if this people have brains at all.
Re: Non-presentation Of Budget: S/west Pdp Berates Aregbesola by GARRIx7(m): 8:38am On Jan 06, 2013
OP, why you run na??
grin grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Non-presentation Of Budget: S/west Pdp Berates Aregbesola by PaulJohn1: 9:42am On Jan 06, 2013
^^
Wetin he for do?
His bubbles have been busted.
Re: Non-presentation Of Budget: S/west Pdp Berates Aregbesola by takedat(m): 9:57am On Jan 06, 2013
For 13 years that the PDP at federal level and other states had been presenting the budget in the first quarter of a new year, none of these apple-polishers saw it as unconstitutional. Are they just being aware of that constitutional provision? Surely, hypocrisy runs in their blood. Even the president who presented this year's budget right on time is yet to assent to it after the expeditious passage by the NA.
Notwithstanding the governor should hurriedly present the budget and stop flouting the law!

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