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Politicians have enjoyed enough, it’s now masses’ turn, says Gov Otti



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Alex Otti, Abia state governor, has said it is the turn of the masses to enjoy the dividends of democracy under his government.

The governor said this while hosting a delegation of Course 17, Syndicate 2 of the National Institute for Security Studies, Abuja, at Government House Umuahia.

Otti said he was on a mission to make the masses, and not just a handful of privileged politicians, have a taste of good governance.

He said that politicians who have controlled the affairs of the state since the return of democracy in 1999 have helped themselves enough with the common patrimony.

Otti told his audience that his recent decision to clear the backlog of pension arrears owed retirees since 2014 was a demonstration of his passion for the masses, whom the ruling elite had shortchanged.

“Never again shall Abia pensioners be owed their pension,” he said.

Otti added that he had also ordered that they be paid along with workers on the 28th of every month, a directive, he affirmed, had taken effect from April.

He added, “This is the people’s time; politicians have helped themselves enough for the past 24 years.”



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