MASSOB on Warpath with SE Governors over Unpaid Wages

by on October 28, 2016
Piqued by the pitiful condition of work­ers and pensioners in the South East geopolitical zone following months of unpaid wages, the youth wing of the apex Igbo so­cio- political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has lashed out on governors in the zone, accusing them of insensitivity over the plights of their people.
Ohanaeze Youth Coun­cil (OYC) threatened to mobilise Igbo youths and the masses against the gov­ernors if after November 30, they fail to clear the backlog of salary arrears of workers as well as pension arrears of retirees.
National President of OYC, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro who issued the ultimatum in Umuahia after receiving an award from the women wing of Ohanaeze, Abia State chapter, expressed disap­pointment that governors shortly after coming to power isolate themselves from the people that voted for them.
He regretted that a lot of workers and pensioners in South East are owed for many months yet the gov­ernors who live in open af­fluence make no concerted efforts to mitigate the suf­ferings of the workers.
Isiguzoro warned that if after November 30 the situation did not improve, the governors in the zone would be declared “en­emies of Igbo land.”
He specifically warned that any governor who ig­nored the warning would be doing so at his own peril as he will be made to face the full wrath of Igbo youths.
The OYC helmsman said that Igbo youths would no longer fold their arms and watch the gover­nors spread poverty using recession as excuse.
Isiguzoro said that a lot of workers and pensioners were dying as a result of diseases and hardship oc­casioned by no payment of their wages and pensions, describing the action of the governors as “the worst form of inhumanity.”
His words: “Look at what is happening in the zone, workers are dying every day; pensioners are also dying in their hun­dreds daily and we have governors elected by the same workers who are now abandoned.
“It is evil, it is unaccept­able, I’m going to mobilise youths in Igbo land after 30th of November 2016”, he vowed.
He dedicated the award to Igbo victims of Boko Haram attacks in North­ern States, as well as the detained leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Isiguzoro restated his earlier call for the imme­diate release of Kanu and other detained Biafra agi­tators for the sake of peace and unity of the country.

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