Don’t Postpone May 29 Handover, South West Pensioners Warn

Pensioners in the South West under the umbrella of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners have warned against the postponement of the May 29 handover.

The pensioners warned those behind the move to desist from such to save the country from avoidable constitutional crisis.

The secretary of Oyo State NUP, Olusegun Abatan, pointed out that nothing must change the handover date as enshrined in the nation’s constitution.

He said the judiciary must be allowed to properly do justice to the election petitions before them at the appointed time.

On the handover date debate, the NUP spokesman appealed to those kicking against May 29 for Tinubu to take over to exercise restraint.

“We also want to appeal to those they are going about, threatening that heaven will fall on May 29 if Asiwaju Tinubu is being sworn in as the president of Nigeria, anybody that has any problem about the last election should go to the court.

“NUP, Southwest zone will not favour the disruption of government by any other means apart from legal judicial processes,” Abatan said.

He however, charged the president-elect Bola Tinubu to come up with policies that will improve their living standard, as demonstrated by outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari in the last eight years

Abatan said, “Of all presidents produced in Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has been the most pensioners friendly in terms of addressing our issues and keeping to the constitutional provision that anytime workers’ salaries are increased, pension is also increased, we thank him for that.

“We are also using this opportunity to appeal to the incoming president, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to please take the steps that will make him pensioners friendly president also, and improve on what President Buhari has done for us.

“We want him to be good to pensioners as he takes the mantle of leadership of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on May 29,” he said.

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