- Members of Bayelsa State House of Assembly have been slammed by an APC chieftain for passing a bill which advocates life pension for them
- The APC chieftain, Preye Aganabahas, says the bill is a direct assault on the sensibilities of majority of the people who live below poverty line
- Aganabahas called for a complete reversal of the life pension bill that was passed on Wednesday, April 24
Members of Bayelsa State House of Assembly have been slammed by a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Preye Aganabahas, for passing a bill which advocates life pension for them.
The APC chieftain, who condemned the bill in a statement by his media aide Kariebi Prekeben, called for a complete reversal of the life pension bill.
According Aganabahas, the bill is a direct assault on the sensibilities of majority of the people who live below poverty line, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Aganabahas described the bill as “self-centred, insensitive, preposterous and a sad reflection of the inordinate desire of the lawmakers for self-enrichment”.
The statement read: “The outrage shown by the people against the bill is an indication of the total rejection of bills which serve no purpose than to enrich the pockets of a select few and impoverish thousands of Bayelsans.
“The passing of the bill last Wednesday unfolds a new chapter on the insatiable greed of the legislative arm. Among all the laws passed by the House since the inception of the current Assembly, the preferential Life Pension Bill is the most controversial and insensitive.
“It is sad that at a time the Federal Government is putting in place palliatives to improve the standard of living, the Bayelsa State House of Assembly is still in the business of passing retrogressive."
Legit.ng previously reported that the All Progressive Congress (APC) described the approval of bill seeking for the payment of life pension to members of Bayelsa State House of Assembly as ungodly and self-serving.
The Bayelsa chapter of the ruling party, through a statement by its publicity secretary, Doifie Buokoribo, accused the state lawmakers of making attempt to enhance their own lives at the expense of the vast majority of Bayelsa people living in pain and penury.
Buokoribo described the bill as unspeakable crime against humanity.
He said: ''The party has also observed how the strange idea, which was proposed as a bill and passed by the House on Wednesday, has set the public pulse racing."
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