A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, announcing the postponement reads: “With utmost regret, we wish to inform the public that the planned presentation of the 2018 budget to the Imo State House of Assembly by the Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, fixed for Tuesday, November 28, 2017 could no longer hold, owing largely to disturbing discrepancies discovered in the budget speech.
“A new date for the Budget Presentation will, as usual, be made public. We regret this development. And we appeal to all those concerned with the exercise to bear with us. Once again, we regret the development.”
But there were speculations that the postponement may not be unconnected to alleged boycott by the lawmakers who stayed away from the House of Assembly complex for unconfirmed reasons. The Nation