How Otti sponsored nonpensioners to protest in Abia

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Information on ground have it that the 2019 Gubernatorial candidate of all progressive grand alliance (APGA) in Abia state Dr. Alex Otti on Thursday rolled out one of his plans to cause unrest in Abia in the wake of Abia election petition tribunal judgment, on his suit challenging the election of Dr. Okezie ikpeazu at the tribunal.

According to our source in the camp of Dr. Alex Otti, he assembled a group of farmers from Ihechiowa in Arochukwu local government under the umbrella of concerned Abia pensioners to act as pensioners and demonstrate round the Umuahia metropolis. The said farmers who claimed to be pensioners were paid 20,000 which they got 10,000 before the protest and received the remaining 10,000 was paid after the protest.

The source also listed the names of the protesters to include, Mr Kalu Okoroafor, Nwankwo Okoro, Mrs Helen Okorie and many others also featured the youth leader of APGA in Arochukwu who claimed that the death benefit of his parents haven’t been paid, according to our source the parents of the youth leader were never close to the civil service not to talk of being civil servants.

In a telephone conversation with the Chairman Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Comrade Udensi, who spoke to us from Owerri, he stated that the executive of the union didn’t call for any demonstration, that they are far away in Owerri for the South East meeting of the union holding in Owerri, Imo State.

He further stated that the Assistant Secretary of the union Mr. Uma is a member of the committee set up by the State Government to look into the issues of pension in the state and that he was currently in a meeting of that committee as we speak.

Also, the Chairman Umuahia North branch of Nigeria Union of Pensioners denied any involvement in the protest and described the protesters as imported pensioners who never worked in the state civil service.

It will be recalled that Dr. Alex Otti was once fingered in the missing 10 billion Naira meant for the payment of gratuity in Abia during his days with the First bank in 2003 during the days of Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu as the Governor of Abia State.

 


Source: 9jaleak

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