Following his decision to join the workers of Ekiti State on a proposed strike, the state All Progressive Congress on Sunday, slammed the state Governor, Ayodele Fayose, for making a joke out of the plight of workers.
Fayose had declared that he was embarking on a solidarity strike with state workers who are on strike over the non-payment of five months salary.
According to statement by the Ekiti state APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the governor has turned governance into a game.
The party further described the governor as “a man bereft of finesse to be entrusted with the leadership of the people for development.”
“Fayose’s self-imposed strike could not have been in solidarity with Ekiti workers, but a mockery of their present suffering caused by him and which he obviously enjoys.”
“Fayose’s lies, inhuman and reckless statement on television that he cannot sell his children to pay salary is an acceptance of failure, so he should resign from that position.”
“There is starvation in the state over failure to pay salary, which has made workers’ conditions so bad that some of them have resorted to stealing from neighbours before they can eat.”
“Thieves are all over the place carting away foods in the process of cooking in the kitchen, while raw foods and soup ingredients, such as yams, garri, tomatoes, pepper, parcels of ‘eba’ are being stolen by hungry Ekiti people.”
“How many Ekiti workers can afford to send their children to any of the secondary schools in Ekiti which Fayose has heavily taxed, let alone sending them to the highbrow schools that Fayose’s children attend abroad? This is very wicked and inhuman.”
The party also berated the governor for lying to his people even as he draws N250 million as security votes every month.
“Fayose believes in employing lies to deceive Ekiti workers with bloated salary figures and distorted federal allocations and IGR profile.”