From Daniel Abel , Lafia 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nasarawa state chapter has berated the ruling All Progressives Congress in Nasarawa state for going round collecting pensioners Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVC) as a condition for payment of their pension and gratuities. 

The opposition PDP gave the indication in a press statement signed and made available to journalists by the party’s public Relation Officer, Mohammad Ibrahim Hamza in Lafia on Monday. 

“This is a sad development and it’s unfortunate, giving the fact that these set of people sacrificed their productive years to effectively serve their fatherland,

“It is pertinent to note that payment of pension and gratuities to retired workers is not a privilege but a right for their entitlements. So for some government officials to begin to initiate partisan politics to the payment is most disheartening. 

The PDP urged INEC and all relevant security agencies to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators and their sponsors to serve as deterrent to others, while the pensioner’s are advice to resist the ugly temptation.

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