By Rotimi Ojomoyela
The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has debunked claims by Governor Ayodele Fayose that he has promoted 15,000 workers in the state’s Civil Service as part of the end of the year package for civil servants.
It also debunked claim by the governor that workers were paid two months salaries, Christmas bonus and other allowances.
Fayose was recently reported to have paid two months salaries and Christmas bonus, including promotion of 15,000 workers and implementation of promotion arrears approved few years back as part of welfare scheme for workers.
But the APC dismissed the reports as a ruse, saying that no single worker was promoted “as at the time of writing this press release.”
In a statement by the Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the party said : “As at the time of writing this press release, no single worker has received any letter of promotion.
“At best, what the governor has done is a promise of promotion to the labour leaders he assembled at the dilapidated Ikogosi Resort where he begged them to help him mobilise workers to vote for his candidate in the 2018 governorship election with the promise of mass promotion for workers.’’
He explained: “Fayose never paid two months salaries. What he did was that he paid just one salary for two different months.
“For instance, he paid December salary to a set of workers while he paid July salary to another set, making it just one month salary to all the workers so far paid, but the governor has been fraudulently claiming that he had paid two months salaries.”