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CD BERATES OBI, T.A ORJI OVER SACK OF NON NATIVES

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The Campaign for Democracy (CD) has condemned the recent announcements by the governors of Abia and Anambra states over the sack of non natives from civil service in their states. Addressing journalists yesterday in Onitsha , the Vice Chairman of the CD, South- east, Dede Uzor A. Uzor said the recent utterances by the state governors was a ploy to truncate the unity of Igbo nation.

According to him, the proposed sack of all the non natives in the employ of Abia and Anambra states by the governors was ill conceived, adding that it was aimed at bringing the unity of the entire Igbo nation to disrepute.

'CD unequivocally condemn the recent position of Abia and Anambra states over the proposed sack of non natives serving in their states because of their inability to pay the minimum wage and we want to use the opportunity to call on the governors to resign if they cannot pay the minimum wage' he said.

'The proposed sack of non natives by the state governments is a ploy to continue to truncate the unity of Igbo race because they cannot tell us that they want to sack the people, who massively voted for them during their second term just because they have won the election.'

Dede Uzor condemned the call on the ground that it was a clear case of victimizing the people, whom he described as obedient civil servants and had served the states meritoriously.

'These are the people who had served the states meritoriously and massively voted the governors in their second term bid and also these are the people who have served the states more than 20 years and they want to send them back to labour markets.'   On the controversial minimum wage, Dede Uzor advised the South-east governors to be ready to face any challenges that might come from their refusal to pay, adding that they should resign instead of saying they cannot pay it.