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Clear our severance package, sitting allowance, others before leaving office, ex-councillors beg Ikpeazu

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Clear our severance package, sitting allowance, others before leaving office, ex-councillors beg Ikpeazu
By Chidi Onyede
Barely six months after leaving office, the mmediate-past elected Councillors in Abia State are yet to be paid their severance package and other benefits.
Sequel to this, the former lawmakers have made a passionate appeal to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, begging him to effect the payment of all their entitlements before he vacates office on May 29.
The unpaid entitlements, according to them include:severance package, sitting allowance, and constituency allowance.
Other payments being demanded by the ex-lawmakers include their swearing -in allowance, wardrobe allowance, car/transport allowance, and furniture allowance.
The former elected Councillors whose tenure elapsed in December 2022, made the appeal in an open letter to the Governor.
According to the letter signed by their immediate-past Secretary, Hon. Sam Charles Okeke, their resolve to resort to writing an open letter was not to embarrass the Governor but due to their inability to get his attention via other internal means.
They lamented that life had not been so easy on them, and pleaded with the Governor to graciously consider paying the accumulated entitlements to enable them defray some of the cost they uncured.
The letter made available to Wawa News Global read in part:”Sir, approving and directing the payment of these entitlements to us will enable us pay off our bills incurred during our swearing in and during the course of our constitutional functions, seeing that it is our constitutional right as replicated in other states.
“It is with pains in our heart that we are prompted to make it an open letter as our last resort having exhausted all democratic avenues to press for the payment of our entitlements, all to no avail.
“This open letter sir, is not meant to embarrass you but to draw your attention to see the need to pay us our entitlements,” they said.
The former Councilors pledged their continued loyalty and support to the Ikpeazu-led Government, while commending him for some of the achievements recorded under his watch.
They expressed optimism that the Governor would not dash their hope.
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