By Rotimi Ojomoyela
Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate Dr. Sikiru Lawal has described the decision of Governor Ayo Fayose to employ 2,000 people into the civil service barely one month to the election as insincere and deceitful.
Lawal wondered why the governor had not carried out promotion exercise in the last three years and eight months he had been in power.
Speaking during a programme on a television programme monitored in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, Lawal urged the people of the state to vote for him maintaining that he possesses the requisite experience to occupy the governor’s seat. He also said the LP manifesto is pro-masses and capable of meeting the needs of Ekiti people whom he said had been traumatised by the alleged bad governance of the PDP government.
The former Deputy Governor said it was unfortunate that civil servants are being owed arrears of salaries by the Fayose regime, vowing that payment of benefits of workers and pensioners would be his first priority before executing any project.