Ekiti workers understand us and we understand them —Fayose
By Rotimi Ojomoyela
ADO EKITI—The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has asked Governor Ayodele Fayose to stop deceiving workers over payment of their salaries and entitlements, saying persecuting union leaders for demanding for workers’ rights is a needless provocation that can rupture peace in the state.
But the governor’s Chief Press Secretary Mr Idowu Adelusi, in a response said the workers are aware that Fayose has never deceived them.
The APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, warned that sending security agents after union leaders was fascist conduct capable of forcing citizens into acts rage capable of causing a slide into anarchy.
Olatunbosun in a statement at the weekend said union leaders had a responsibility to the work force and they had acted constitutionally in defence of workers.
APC Publicity Secretary warns Fayose
Warning the governor against his fascist conduct, Olatunbosun said his inconsistent figures on the state debts and non-transparent manner in the conduct of government’s business were enough for workers to lose faith in the governor.
Meantime, Adelusi in a statement said the present administration will not do what former governor Kayode Fayemi did to Ekiti workers.
Accordigng to him; ‘’Ekiti workers understand us and we understand them . The workers know that Fayose has never deceived them, the workers have seen the difference between the inept and purposeless Fayemi administration and Fayose administration.
Fayose’s aide on ex-Governor Fayemi
‘’We will not persecute the workers as Fayemi did which of course was responsible for the outright rejection of Fayemi and APC at that last governorship election. Fayose is a workers governor and the labour knows this. No controversy.
“But the Yoruba proverb which said, ‘Olooto ilu, ni ika ilu’ says it all.( The man who tells the truth may be seen as the peoples adversary)
‘’Is it not the mess left behind by the Fayemi administration that is causing problem to Fayose govt. N950million is deducted monthly by those who Fayemi administration took loan from. If N950 million is added to N1.3 billion that came last month, it will go along way for Fayose administration to meet financial obligations. It is only in Nigeria that treasury looters and bad administrators are celebrated or elevated to higher positions if they have the power of propaganda,’’ he said.
Also, Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described as very vague, the statement issued by the Presidency on President Mohammadu Buhari’s sudden vacation was saying; “Nigerians deserve to know the truth about their President because the President is an open book that every Nigerians should be free to read.”
He said it was suspicious that a president, who told Nigerians that he was embarking on official visit to France and Britain, last Tuesday, would suddenly commence a five-day vacation while still in the United Kingdom.
According to a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor, who prayed for safe return of the President, said: “Nigerians deserve to know where exactly their President is spending his vacation.”