Ekiti - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has decried the non-payment of local government workers and teachers in Ekiti State for the month of July.
According to the Ekiti chapter of the ruling party, the delay in the payment of the workers’ salaries was a deliberate action aimed at punishing the workers for not retaining Kayode Fayemi in the June 21 governorship election.
“Our candidate, His Excellency, Dr Ayo Fayose, defeated Fayemi squarely in the election by winning in all the 16 local governments and all segments of the society, including civil servants rejected Fayemi and the All Progressives Congress at the poll. Fayemi has decided to punish those he perceived did not vote for him in the election, among whom were local government workers and teachers. Fayemi should let the people of the state know what is delaying the payment of the salaries of these people,” the State Publicity Secretary, Kola Oluwawole, said.
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Oluwawole alleged Fayemi, who could not be reached for comment, was on “vengeance mission” as illustrated by the outgoing governor’s alleged silence on the issue.
“This governor should explain to Ekiti people what he is doing with the allocations that have come to Ekiti State from the Federal Government since June for them to know why the payment of workers’ salaries has become a taboo to the government that claims to be people friendly. He had money to pay his political appointees and even sent money to his illegally-created local council development areas. Fayemi should pay these workers without further delay,” he added.
His successor, Fayose will be inaugurated on October 16.
– CAJ News