Reactions have continued to trail the bill passed by the Abia state house of Assembly, which scrapped pensions paid to Former Governors of the state and their Deputies.

Former Governor of Abia state and Senator representing Abia North senatorial district Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has debunked rumors that he was paid pension by his successors, according to Punch, one of the Senators aide said, “As a former governor of the state, T. A. Orji did not pay him (Kalu) a dime as pension and Okezie Ikpeazu continued in the same manner.”
In a similar development, another former Governor of the state, Senator T A Orji’s Liaison Officer, Ifeanyi Umere, said the ex-governor had not been receiving a pension.
“Throughout as the governor of Abia for eight years, T. A. Orji has not received any penny as pension,” he said, calling on the state Assembly to come out with any evidence available to them.

Rt Hon Ude Okochukwu
Former Deputy Governor Abia Satate

Also, immediate past Deputy Governor of the State, Rt Hon Ude Okochukwu said, “Nobody has given me a dime. I am aware of the law. For me, it (the law) is as good as not being there. If all past governors said they have not been paid anything, what is the essence of the existence of the law?”