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Protesters storm Ondo assembly as Mimiko presents last budget

Protesters storm Ondo assembly as Mimiko presents last budget
February 01
12:28 2017
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Some aggrieved residents of Ondo state stormed the state house of assembly on Wednesday ahead of the budget presentation by Olusegun Mimiko, the outgoing governor.

This would be the last time that Mimiko will perform the function, as he will be bowing out on February 24.

Wielding placards and chanting anti-government songs, the protesters are calling on Mimiko to pay the outstanding seven months’ salaries of civil servants before leaving office.

Security has been beefed up in strategic locations within the complex, while entry routes have been blocked.

The assembly is currently embroiled in leadership crisis. Jumoke Akindele, the first female speaker, was impeached last week, over allegations of fraud.

Akindele has since denied the allegations.

As of the time of filing this report, 18 of the 26 lawmakers in the assembly, had arrived at plenary awaiting the proceedings of the day.

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