By Gbenga Ariyibi
The Action Congress (AC) in Ekiti State has said the threat of sack coming from the state governor, Engr Segun OniÂ against the striking medical doctors was a calculated attempt to silence them.
Acccording to the statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti yesterday by Yemi Adaramodu, Director of Communications, Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation. The AC said the PDP-led government was paying lip-service to the lives of the people of the state.
But the state government reiterated its earlier warning to the striking medical doctors to return work, sying any of them who refused toÂ report at his/her duty post may be sanctioned.
According to the statement by the Chief Press Officer to the governor, Mr Wale Ojo Lanre, yesterday, the government said it was apparent that the doctors might be working in tandem with the opposition in the state.
But Adaramodu said the threat coming from Mr Governor was nothing but an empty threat which according to him would not make any different.
“This is an insipid step to silence patriotic workers who are not at peace with a regime which has turned a once bubbling healthcare centre into a butcherâ€™s slab.
“In their morbid defence of falsehood, the PDP regime had claimed that the now abandoned hospital theatre played host to the delivery of quadruplets, when actually doctors were fleeing for dearth of working tools and healthy environment.
“The PDP regime in its normal double talks had also declared to fix the dilapidated facilities in 72 hours. Three weeks after thisÂ declaration, the hospital theatre is still in shambles.
“It is obvious with this empty threat against the striking doctors that the PDP governor can not respond to the socioâ€“economic stimuli of the people hence, his disdain for public life saving concerns.
“We equally believe that the threat is misplaced and diversionary since enough funds are available to fix these hospital facilities butÂ are being spent on frivolities”.