Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives are set to stage a protest during President Muhammadu Buhari’s the 2018 budget presentation to a joint session of the National Assembly.
The lawmakers’ grouse is on the poor implementation of the 2017 budget, which is said to be about 15 percent.
The budget, assented into law in June by the then acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, is to run up to next June.
Members of the House had earlier today, held a closed-door session for about two hours, where the leadership of the House appealed to the lawmakers not to protest.
Already, the PDP lawmakers have strategized and made available for themselves placard carrying various inscriptions.
Our correspondent reports that after the closed session, some of the PDP members met at a separate venue, where they resolved to go ahead with the protest.
Some of the inscriptions sighted by our correspondent included ‘Change The Change,’ ‘Implement 2017 Budget or Resign,’ ‘10% Implementation of Capital Projects is Wickedness.’
However, it was gathered, the appeal fell on deaf ears.