APC Lawmakers In Cross River Threatens To Dumps Party For PDP, Give Reasons
According to George Prints, councilors in Cross River State have vowed to defect to the PDP due to the Cross River State Government’s “poor funding and non-release of cash for their legislative duties.”
Following a meeting in the Ikom local government area, the parliamentarians also agreed to begin the immediate impeachment of all local government chairmen in the state.
According to them, each Local Government Chairman has received over N150 million in capital projects, but no Councilor has been carried along or assigned a project.
They bemoaned the fact that they have only obtained Legislative Votes for six months of their 22 months in office, a condition they described as “sad and disturbing.”
The following are some of the other topics discussed at the meeting:
1. The CRS government’s refusal to accommodate councilors on LGA capital projects.
2. Councilors’ furniture/wardrobe allowances have not been released.
3. Councilors are not paid for their monthly legislative votes. In 22 months as a government employee, I earned 6 LV.
4. Legislative training is lacking in order to improve legislative proceedings.
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