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APC Workers Groan Under Non-Payment Of Salaries

Posted: Dec 23, 2015 at 11:40 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

As the All Progressives Congress officially closed office yesterday, the employees of the secretariat of the ruling party expressed anger and disappointment that they would celebrate this year’s Christmas without their salaries. Some of the staff that spoke to New Telegraph in confidence stated that they were going home for the Christmas holiday without a grain of rice or any other Christmas package from the national leadership of the party.

They said the situation was not the kind of change that they expected from the party.

According to them, when the Peoples Democratic Party was in power, their staff enjoyed the dividends of being in government, especially during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

They condemned the situation where they had to go home without their salaries, arguing that there was no justification for the party to with hold onto their salaries and keep their families in hunger at this period.

They accused the leadership of the party of neglecting their welfare, stating that they enjoyed better when APC was an opposition party than now. But every attempt to get the reactions of the party was not successful as neither the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun nor the National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni responded to the SMS sent to them on the issue.

On his part, the APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Timi Frank, said he wouldn’t be able to comment on that as he was outside the country, while the APC Assistant Director of Publicity, Edegbe Odemwingie, said he has no mandate to speak for the party.

“Why should we go home without our salaries? What do we tell our people and family who saw us shouting APC and change?

Are the national leaders or other officers of the party saying that they didn’t go home with their Christmas packages?, said a staff. A staff said:” Since we won this election in April, there is nothing to show by the staff of APC that we won elections. Our governors, Senators, House of Representatives members and state Assembly members have increased without a reflection on the staff welfare. If it were the days of PDP, the victory of the party would have reflected on the staff.”