Immediate past Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Hon. Chukwuma Nwazunku has disclosed that the inability of the House to pass the 2015 Appropriation Bill was the making of the outgone executive and its parastatals.
The former speaker who made the disclosure in his speech at the valedictory session of the fourth Assembly said it became necessary to put the fact correct so that the public would know that it was not the fault of the House.
He explained that it was rather the inability of the outgone executive and its parastatals to come and defend the budget that made its passage unsuccessful.
He noted that outgone Executive headed by former Governor Martin Elechi flouted several resolutions of the House including the directive to come and defend the 2015 budget estimate which he said amount to breach of the constitution.
But Nwazunku observed that since government is a continuum, he charged the incoming fifth Assembly to continue from where they stopped in order to give Ebonyi State an accelerated development.
It would be recalled that efforts by former governor, Martins Elechi to lure the House to pass the bill before the end of his administration was botched by the strained relationship between the two arms of the state government.
Nwazunku noted that so many things happened during his tenure but the most challenging and saddest period was the Assembly arson which he alleged was masterminded by some wicked elements.


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