by Ebun Dosunmu

Owing to several months of non remittance of pensioners arrears as well as non remittance of Civil Servants Salaries which both were accumulated for between four and six months in Benue State by the state Government.

Daily Times gathered that the indebtedness by the State government to its workers may have adverse effect as civil servants population in the state constitute 40 percent of the entire electorates of over 4 million going by the 2006 census head count in the state .

The rescheduled march 28 Presidential and Senatorial elections by INEC investigations further revealed that the electorates lost confidence in the ability of the ruling People’s Democratic Party PDP both with Federal as well as the state .

Indication also emerged that a survey conducted by Sunday Mirror across hinterland areas in the state shows the chances of People’s Democratic emerging victorious at the forth coming reschule ?Elections Polls slimmer in the state .

In a conversation with some of the chieftains of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, revealed that many of them were aggrieved by the outcome of last primaries held recently where preferred candidates were schemed out as such they avow to remain within and work against the interests of the party .

The State Chairman of Conference for All Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, Engineer Baba Agan observed that given an ideal situation the PDP would lose woefully due to their inability to fulfill its obligation.?

“Unimaginable that salaries were not paid for several months it would interests you to note that ours is ?a civil service state and farming as main occupation of the citizenries and of course. When one does not receive your wages it makes life miserable ” .

In his comment ,the Director of Press Affairs to Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State ,Mr James Uloko said contrary to the belief in some quarters that PDP ?may record failures at the polls, he is assured that the people would vote massively for all candidates of their party.

He however stated that, “we are not jittery of the outcome of the elections, this is so because the government had provided infrastructures in the area of road rehabilitation amongst others which cut across the three senatorial districts in the state . Our work and achievements in the state speaks for us. We are confident about our performances. We are not afraid at all


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