During the debate, minority chief whip, Muntaka Mubarak said the House lacked quorum at the time of the budget approval.
During the debate, minority chief whip, Muntaka Mubarak said the House lacked quorum at the time of the budget, hence it must not be approved.
The policy decision by government to cut the allocation to the District Assemblies’ Common Fund was unconstitutional and was the main reason for the exit by the minority MPs.
Muntaka said "As at the time he was putting the question we were 129 in the chamber. We didn’t have the number to conduct that business.
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Mubarak noted that "With the greatest respect he should move beyond partisanship… and begin to treat as fairly. All we are saying is that just give us our space and then let them have their way. Because our major challenge is that this issue of the Common Fund is a constitutional one and we cannot sit and supervise unconstitutionality."