The Ondo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday berated Governor Olusegun Mimiko for failing to present the 2016 budget.
The party in a statement by its Director of Media and Publicity, Steve Otaloro, said by now, the execution of the budget ought to have started, with revenue and expenditure monitored to guard against deficit.
The opposition party in Ondo lamented that instead the governor and his lieutenants were developing the 2017 budget.
Olatoro noted that the 2015 budget was being audited to ensure that monies were properly spent and accounted for.
He also stressed that the delay in the presentation of the 2016 Appropriation Bill by Mr. Mimiko might worsen the people’s standard of living.
It said: “We feel strongly that with the delay, the level of corrupt practices in this government might increase owing to the late implementation of capital votes.
“Surely, capital projects will suffer and when this happens, the standard of living will fall because capital projects are what impact on the standard of living of the people”.