Breaking: Trouble  In Aba As Ikpeazu, Abaribe’s Protesters Goes In Rampage, Demand For Payment 

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Emeka Ndem, Aba

Aba City is currently under tension as recruited Protesters numbering more than 80 have  refused to leave Aba South now local government headquarters until they receive their payment 

The coordinators of the ongoing protest against Chief Whip of the Senate,  Senator Orji Uzor Kalu  for exposing the state government was overwhelmed by the crowd who kept on shouting,  “All we are saying,  give us our pay”

Our correspondent discovered that the protesters who were promised two thousand naira each received five hundred naira only while some were told their money will be sent to their unit coordinators 

Dissatisfied with the payment,  the protesters have refused to leave the local government headquarters,  insisting their money must be completed before they leave .

Reports had it in the afternoon that the exposure made by Senator Kalu on  the misgovernance of Gov Okezie Ikpeazu’s PDP led Government in Abia State and Zero Project attraction from Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe’s 16 years in Senate during the ward to ward campaign tour of the All Progressives Congress for last Saturday’s bye election,  was the reason thugs sponsored by Governor Ikpeazu and Abaribe on Monday disrupted commercial and private activities in Aba .

Senator Kalu had during the campaign for the Aba North and  Aba South election, exposed the decay in the state which include the claiming of Federal Government Projects by the state Government and  the non payment of 27 months salaries and gratuities among others.   He also lambasted Abaribe for spending 16 years in the Senate and pocketing his Zonal Intervention Projects (ZIP) with nothing in his Constituency,  adding that Abaribe couldn’t even  build a road leading to  his village in Umuekwensu. 

Although, the APC came second in the highly  contested by-election election, the election was characterised by thuggery, violence and rigging sponsored by the PDP 

Despite the fact that the PDP  Candidate was declared the winner of the election, Governor Ikpeazu is still jittery over the exposure of the quantum of atrocities committed under his leadership, hence the need to sponsor a protest to discredit Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.

It would be recalled that the Abia State government had placed a ban on any form of protest in Abia.  Senator Kalu had campaigned day and night and visited all the wards in Aba with massive welcome and jubilation from the citizens .  In his visit in Ariaria international market ,  he also  received a tumultuous welcome