APC Is Owing Us Our Salary – National Secretariat Workers Lament

By Damilare Adeleye

Some members of staff working at the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Secretariat have accused the leadership of the ruling party of owing them a month-old salary.

The staff, who lamented that their welfare is in obscurity under the current chairman of the party, Abdullahi Adamu, also wondered how APC spent the money generated from the sales of forms during party's primaries.

It will be recalled that the party pegged its presidential forms at N100m, governorship, N50m, senatorial, N20m, N10m for House of Representatives and N2m for state house of assembly aspirants.

Lamenting on the unpaid salary, one of the workers at the National Secretariat of the APC, said they had nothing to take home during Eid-el Fitri.

He said, “Rather, the leadership of the secretariat wrote to governors to make provisions for the Sallah package.

“Consequently, the governors gave it a deaf ear pointing to billions generated from the sale of forms. That is the situation.”

Another member of staff, who spoke to Daily Trust on the financial crisis in the ruling party, said, he has been working in the National Secretariat since the merger of the party.

He noted that over the years, they get paid no later than the 25th of every month, adding that they also get a Sallah bonus.

The worker said they enjoyed all these benefits when Adams Oshiomhole was the National Chairman of the party.

He added that the caretaker committee of the party led by Mai Mala Buni also took care of them as they get paid sometimes on the 23rd of the month.

The worker, however, stated that things are different under the leadership of Adamu.

He said, “Now our August salary is pending. Do you know the danger? Schools have reopened; we have to pay school fees. The cost of feeding is high. No August salary yet. September will soon end. This is not fair.”