By Suliat Durodola
The Forum of Pensioners in Osun state has warned politicians, especially those of the opposition party, to excuse the forum and its members from any form of political charade seeking to pitch the pensioners against the government.
This followed a social media broadcast alleging that pensioners had agreed to vote a particular political party as a mark of protest against the government of the day.
But in a statement signed by the leadership of the forum, Osun pensioners declared that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was attending to them, dismissing the allegation as malicious.
Recall that the National Pension Commission recently listed Osun as one of only five states that are paying pensions under the Contributory Pension Scheme.
Also recall that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola recently presented bond certificates worth N1.156 billion to a fresh set of pensioners in the State, despite limited resources available to the government.
According to the forum, “We totally dissociate from the information as such will harshly roughen the relationship with the government and preclude the objectives of the forum which is our entitlement and Governor Oyetola is attending to us.
“We hereby admonish the proponents of such information to tread carefully especially during this period and not drag us into their dirty politics.”, the statement read in part.