Sunday, 8 November 2015

N5, 000 STIPEND: Group threatens to sue Buhari, APC

A pressure group, South East Progressives Assembly, SEPA, has threatened court action against President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, over the inability of the Federal Government to commence the payment of the monthly N5, 000 to unemployed Nigerian youths.

President Buhari and his party, the APC had during their campaigns promised to drive its change policy through certain programmes which include payment of N5, 000 monthly stipend to unemployed Nigerian youths.

The group said it is worried by the antics of APC senators who rejected a motion at the floor of the senate seeking to compel President Buhari to fulfill his campaign promise on the payment of 5000 Naira monthly stipend to unemployed Nigerians.

In a statement  by its president, Ebere Uzoukwa, the group insisted that having successfully entered into bond with Nigerians including the youths through its campaign promises, President   Buhari and his party owe Nigerians the obligation of fulfilling their promises including the immediate payment of the N5,000 monthly stipend to unemployed youths.

The statement read, “The South East Progressives Assembly, SEPA, wishes to convey its intention to challenge the non-payment of the monthly N5000 stipend promised unemployed Nigerian youths by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and President Buhari during the campaigns.

“Our decision to explore legal option on this very particular issue is largely hinged on the overriding fact that APC’s manifesto which contains some of its campaign promises and that of President Buhari undoubtedly remains the real bond between Nigerians and the governmental the day.”


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