BY DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA -The Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in Ogun State yesterday condemned the disagrement between Ogun State government and the workers in the 20 local government areas of the state which resulted in a strike action.
The party through a statement signed by Publicity Secretary, Mr. Bidemi Osunbiyi blamed Amosun of insincerity, describing the action of the local government council staff as “medicine after death”.
It would be recalled that, workers in all the local government areas of the state had embarked on strike action over unpaid salaries and allowances.
According Osunbiyi, the situation of the striking workers in the 20 councils could still be “salvaged” considering the support Amosun’s government received from the people.
He blamed the council workers for not showing interest when the state House of Assembly passed into law the bill on joint peojects between the state and the councils.
He said “where were these workers and their unions when the state House of Assembly hurriedly passed a bill on the joint projects between the state and the councils? The law has among others given legal backing to the desire of the governor to make the councils extension of the governor’s office. You don’t close your eyes and allow someone to determine your future without your input.
“It was this desire that robbed the state of a free and fair local government election last July 21 because the opposition chairmen would not cooperate”.