Political Setback: Edo Pensioners Vow To Boycott Election Over Unpaid Entitlements

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“We have been told that we will be paid but that is coming only to deceive us to vote again for this government.” –Edo pensioners

Retired civil servants in Edo state have vowed to boycott the September 10 governorship election, if their pension arrears were not paid by the Governor Adams Oshiomhole led state government.

The aged retirees, who are members of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, on Monday defied the heavy rain, displaying placards with various inscriptions which read, “give us our pensions benefits,” “pension benefit are economic and human rights of retirees” and “pay us for God’s sake”.

Spokesman for the pensioners, Aigbedion, who lamented that the unpaid entitlements spanned over 42 months, threatened that members of the union would boycott the September 10 governorship election, if their demands were not met.

“We all have decided that unless Comrade Governor Adams Oshiomhole pays us our pension arrears, we, our children, wives and families will not come out to vote for this government.

“We have been told that we will be paid but that is coming only to deceive us to vote again for this government.

“We want our money; let Oshiomhole pay us as he said he admitted owing us, though not up to the months we are demanding.”

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