MayDay Celebration in Imo State Disrupted by Angry Abia State Ex-workers

The May Day celebration in Imo State nearly turned sour yesterday as people disengaged from Abia State stormed the venue in red attires and complained bitterly about their plight.

The sacked workers, numbering over 1,600, were particularly irked that they were yet to be absorbed into the state civil service or recalled by Abia State government, despite Okorocha's previous promises.

They expressed disgust that their previous representations to government on the need to absorb them into the service had remained a mirage, while a number of their colleagues had died out of frustration and starvation.

The Coordinator of Aba Zone, Mrs. Angela Madu-Okoli, who spoke jointly with her counterpart from Umuahia Zone, Mr. Peter Oluigbo, told journalists in tears that none of the callously sacked Imo indigenes had been paid a kobo.

They debunked the recent news that filtered in from Government House, Umuahia, that the sacked workers should come for reinstatement, stressing that the official document to the effect was not signed by anybody.