Governor Alex Otti’s Decision on Salary
Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, has made a significant announcement regarding his remuneration during his tenure.
Speaking at an event in Umuahia, the state capital, Governor Otti declared that he would not accept a salary for the next four years.
This decision reflects his stance on public service and fiscal responsibility.
Salary Abstention Since May 29, 2023
Governor Otti emphasized his commitment to this decision by revealing that he had not received a salary since he assumed office on May 29, 2023.
His motivation for this choice stems from a belief that he does not require the income and can adequately provide for his family using his personal resources.
A Reminder from the Speaker
During his announcement, Governor Otti shared an interaction with the Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly.
The Speaker had noted that the governor had not drawn a salary for the past four months. In response, Governor Otti reaffirmed his resolve, stating, “The speaker reminded me that I have not taken salary for 4 months, and I will not take for 4 years.
I have only one wife and 3 children, and we can take care of ourselves.”
Senator Abbo’s Accusation and Senate Developments
In a separate political development, Senator Elisha Abbo, who represents Adamawa North Senatorial District, leveled accusations against Senate President Godswill Akpabio.
Senator Abbo asserted that Akpabio was responsible for his removal from office.
This statement follows a recent court ruling that voided Abbo’s election and declared Amos Yohanna of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the rightful winner of the senatorial poll.
Allegations of Targeting Dissenting Senators
Senator Abbo went further to claim that four other senators who opposed the ascension of Godswill Akpabio as Senate President had been singled out for removal from the Senate through legal channels.
Among those allegedly targeted is Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, who represents Abia North. This development underscores the intricate political landscape within the Nigerian Senate.