The Imo State gubernatorial candidate of Action Alliance, AA, Uche Nwosu, has frowned at the plight of pensioners in the state.
Nwosu faulted Rochas Okorocha’s government, explaining that he could not do much to end the plight of Imo pensioners because “as a Chief of Staff, my role was advisory, while the buck stops on the governor’s table.”
He disclosed this in a statement issued by his campaign organisation’s Director of Media and Publicity, Onwuasoanya Jones.
He said, “My duty as Chief of Staff, was to make suggestions, while the governor decides whether to implement such suggestions or not. I didn’t have powers to do anything on my own.
“It is unfortunate that after these rigorous verifications, they still do not get paid their entitlements as at when due.
“Some of them are the teachers that taught us. Others served us in different capacities, in the civil service.
“Now that they are old and retired, they deserve to be paid without hassles.”
However, the former chief of staff vowed to implement those ideas that would be beneficial to Imo people, as well as ensure that pensioners get their due if elected.
He said, “I know what the problems are and I also understand the predicament of the present administration in solving that problem once and for all. I shall step on toes, no matter how big those toes are.”
Nwosu defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC, for AA to chase his dream of becoming governor.