Staff Lock Down Liaison Office In Protest Over Failure Of Gov Akpabio To Pay Vote-Bribe Promised

Published 4 years ago by: kaygee
at 12:26 PM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)

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Protesters have locked down the Akwa Ibom Liaison office in Abuja over alleged failure by Governor Godswill Akpabio to fulfil his promise to pay each staff N50,000 for travelling home to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party in the recent general elections.
Staff say the governor also promised to pay them generous Christmas bonus for 2014 but has so far failed to keep his words.
Our correspondent covering the protest quoted staff as saying Mr. Akpabio promised them general financial incentive if they could travel to Akwa Ibom from their Abuja base to vote for his anointed candidate in the governorship election.
The offer was irresistible to many staff who travelled the over 634 kilometres by road to vote for the state PDP governorship candidate, the protesters say.
But over a month since they returned, the staff said, Mr. Akpabio has failed to pay up.
After pressuring him quietly for weeks, the staff ran out of patience and embarked on a protest Monday to compel the governor to pay before handing over to his successor on Friday.

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momentum12 at 12:38 PM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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Wonders shall never end,things like this can only happen in naija.
paulohking at 01:22 PM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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their headaches
winace at 02:29 PM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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Hmmmmmm wen I see thgs like dis, I see propaganda. Anyway Akpabio no dey carry last. He will soon cum out to defend himself.
echeeche at 03:05 PM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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beneno at 04:44 PM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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PoliticxGuru at 05:59 PM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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SOGaiya at 07:42 PM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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D worse hve already happen
SOGaiya at 07:43 PM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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D worse hve already happen
asobcom at 08:28 PM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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You people sold your mandates and now you are crying out, when are we going to stop all this mess in this country. God have mercy!


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