Ogun ACN, PDP trade words over budget performance
By DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA — The Action Congress of Nigeria and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ogun State have disagreed over the 51 per cent 2012 budget performance.
The PDP fired first salvo through the minority leader of the state House of Assembly, Job Akintan who condemned the state’s 2012 budget performance of 51 per cent.
Akintan had described it as too unacceptably low in the light of alleged N42billion proposed loan of the government in the year’s budget.
Reacting to the condemnation, the ACN in a statement signed by its publicity secretary in the state, Mr. Sola Lawal, said PDP was displaying ignorance on budgeting.
He pointed out that the Governor Ibikunle Amosun-led administration actually proposed to borrow 55billion naira in two parts of N42billion internal loans and N13billion external loan.
According to the party, Amosun’s administration ended up obtaining only N23billion loan out of which it promptly paid back N4billion leaving a balance of N19billion.