Osun guber: APC agents cry out over party’s refusal to pay their fees

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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