Some members of the Anambra State House of Assembly have reportedly demanded that the governor, Willie Obiano provides Prado Jeeps for them as a condition to support his second term bid, Punch reports.
It was gathered that the Minority Leader in the House, Onyebuchi Offor is spearheading the request.
He alleged that the governor has been receiving N1.2bn monthly as security votes, while touring radio stations to crusade against the governor.
One of them said, “We can’t continue this way. This is a man (governor) who does not listen to advice and he has continued to fail to recognise the lawmakers in terms of bettering their condition of service.
“Our colleagues in other states move in jeeps but what we use here is Escape car which is ridiculous. What is the governor doing with N1.2bn every month as security vote; we are not going to allow him to continue like that.
“He has to provide us with Prado Jeeps and improve our condition of service, otherwise we will wait for him during the election,” the lawmaker stated.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Tony Nnacheta, however said the request was baseless.
He said, “We are not merchants that if you say you need Prado Jeep, we give you. Are they saying we should give them Prado Jeeps because our economy has improved or what?
“Are they saying that we should abandon our responsibility of paying workers and pensioners and buy jeeps for them?”