Plateau Assembly Lawmakers Threatens To Embark On An Indefinite Strike Over Non Payment Of Allowances
Members of the 8th Assembly of the Plateau State House of Assembly has threatened to embark on an indefinite strike action to press in their demand over non release of allowances and constituency projects that has been going up to three years since they started as legislators under Governor Simon Bako Lalong government.
Our correspondent gathered the plight has made the lawmakers to go into hiding in a bid to avoid visiting their constituents who will in turn demands dividends of democracy from them.
This medium’s investigations shows that the Lawmakers have refused to seat for their legislative duties since Tuesday.
A visit to the Assembly premises on Tuesday and Wednesday saw members moving around and sitting in their offices complaining over the non-release of their entitlements.
Sources told this medium that the APC led House of Assembly under the leadership of Hon Peter Azi has been under pressure from their constituents since their inauguration.
A lawmaker who spoke under condition of anonymity said imagine that the current governor was a former speaker and lawmaker in the assembly for eight years but yet he is exhibiting such attitude and character by denying members of their rightful welfare package.
He said efforts to make the government through the ministry of finance to release funds have proved abortive, hence call for the strike actions.
However a staff in the assembly denied the strike actions saying it is all lies and arranged by the opposition party who don’t mean well for the assembly.