Critical Times News : Osun Guber: Thousands of APC agents cry out over unpaid fees, says they were used and dumped

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Osun Guber: Thousands of APC agents cry out over unpaid fees, says they were used and dumped

There is profound resentment among thousands of agents used by the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the just-concluded Osun gubernatorial election, as none of them has been paid for their electoral duties, DAILY POST, gathered through investigation.

The agents, who were on ground to monitor votes for the APC in 3379 polling units in the September 22, and 27 election, and rerun respectively are presently bittered as the party has refused to pay them for their services.

It was gathered that the agents were promised to be paid between N10,000 and N20,000 for the exercise.

Some of the agents who spoke with DAILY POST on Tuesday expressed their displeasure over the incident, saying the party used and dumped them despite their, “commitment and relentless efforts,” in the contest.

One of the agents who pleaded anonymity and claimed to have worked at a polling unit in Ila Local Government condemned the attitudes of the APC leadership in the state.

He wondered how a ruling party could be enmeshed in such a deceptive activity without consideration of its attendant consequences.

”We were mobilised by the party to serve as agents; I worked at a polling unit in Ila local government, like many other young members of the party, with a promise to get paid at the end of the exercise.

”This is unfortunate to say the least, we believe this should not go unnoticed and must be addressed appropriately. We must get compensation for our services”.

In the same vein, another agent, who worked at Ayedaade local government of the state said,” the declaration of the Saturday’s election as inconclusive did not allow most of us to agitate for payment in the first place.

“We later agreed to wait till after the rerun. Unfortunately, almost two weeks after the rerun, we are yet to get our allowances, and this is in all local governments.

“None of the agents who worked for APC has been paid, this is a serious issue generating a lot of concern in the state.”

Meanwhile, the Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy of the party, Barrister Kunle Oyatomi in his reaction said he could not comment on the issue.

He said, “Sorry please, I cannot say anything on the matter, I am sorry please.”

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