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Abia retirees have fun Otti’s victory, clad in all white

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The jubilant senior residents, together with the robust and frail-looking women and men, displayed placards, expressing their happiness over the end result of the governorship ballot within the state.

They took off from the Sub-treasury on Bende Street and ended their march at Alex Otti Marketing campaign Workplace on the Financial institution Street, singing and dancing.

The pensioners, working beneath the aegis of Involved Abia Pensioners, grew to become the cynosure of residents, who had at all times recognized them with black apparel.


The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) studies that the pensioners had at all times wearing all black, particularly to protest their 45-month unpaid pension arrears and gratuities.

In a speech, the Coordinator of the group, Chief Emeka Okezie, stated they have been rejoicing over the election of the LP candidate, therefore their all-white apparel.

“We’ve not dressed like this for a few years slightly we gown in all black as mourners as a result of the outgoing authorities couldn’t pay our pensions and gratuities.

“At the moment, we determined to put on white and dance around the city to have fun with our governor-elect and present our pleasure and solidarity,” Okezie stated.

The group additionally expressed confidence that Otti would tackle their plight.


“At the moment is a outstanding day within the lives of Abia pensioners as a result of it has taken so lengthy that we started to yearn for a change.

“God has answered our prayers and earnest need.

“We love our governor-elect as a result of he’s a person of God.

“We all know that he’ll fulfill his marketing campaign promise to pay the backlog of our pension arrears.

“We promise to assist his administration from Could 29, when he shall be sworn in,” Okezie stated.


Responding, Otti thanked the pensioners for his or her present of affection for him and solidarity over his electoral victory.

Otti, represented by the Secretary of his Marketing campaign Council, Okey Kanu, additionally thanked them for trusting and believing in him, which they confirmed by their huge turnout to vote for him and all of the LP candidates.

He reaffirmed his promise to liquidate the arrears of salaries and pensions owed to them throughout the first six months of his assumption of workplace.