Ex-councillors demand arrears of salaries from Gov By Chinasa Ogbonna

Over 1,200 former councillors in Imo State who served between 1999 and 2007 have called on Governor Okorocha of Imo State to implement the memorandum of understanding they claimed they reached with him before the 2011 election.

Members of the group recently paid a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere and speaking through the State co-ordinator, Hon. Happiness Nwaogaraku and secretary, Hon. Nnamdi Cos-Nkwuoma recalled that in an all-night meeting with Governor Okorocha’s campaign team on March 20, 2011, it was agreed that the ex-councillors would be paid their arrears of salaries if Rochas was elected.

They also said that in supporting the Governor, they braved intimidation and harassment form the agents of the government then.

They argued that the payment of their arrears of salaries would have a positive ripple effect on the State’s economy, being grassroot politicians from the 27 Local Governments in Imo State.

In his response, the Deputy Governor hailed the group as field Marshalls assuring them that the Governor has plans for them following the recent inauguration of a committee known as “Don’t forget” aimed at compensating those who contributed to the success of his election in 2011.


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