Abia State Pensioners are obviously having a terrible period because of the inability of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to pay them their monthly allowance for the past 12 months. The pain of staying months without their monthly allowance, is becoming a motivating factor for them to vote against Governor Okezie Ikpeazu during the upcoming 2019 election.
Speaking with Chief Emeka Alozie from Arochukwu Local Government Area, he expressed deep disaffection with manner they are been treated by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and promised that him and other pensioners are already preparing to vote massively against Ikpeazu come 2019.
“We are deeply hurt, the governor is playing with out intelligence, he is dealing with us like we are lepers. The governor has promised us more than 10 times that he will pay us, but at the end of every time frame he disappoints us. We are having the worst experience as pensioners in Abia State.”
“Our members are already fighting hard to get their PVCs by getting registered for those who have not, we understand that we can decide our fate by voting the right person that will care for us. As for Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, he has failed us and we know he can’t do better if he is re-elected”
“Our members are dying in large numbers because of poverty, some are sick and can’t take care of themselves because they don’t have money and the governor does not care. This is wickedness and God will judge them” he concluded.
It should be remembered that some aggrieved pensioners matched the streets of Umuahia 2 weeks ago demanding for the resignation of their union leaders for their inability to make Abia state government pay them their money.