By Adebayo Fajinmi
Osun State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party has fired the ruling party in the State, All Progressives Congress over the statement credited to the state’s Commissioner on Political Affairs and Inter Governmental Relations, Mr. Taiwo Akeju.
In the Statement, Mr. Akeju was said to have posited that Osun people should pay obeisance to the APC led government over regular payment of salary.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, therefore, has reacted that APC’s government is an administration laced with incessant ridicule, brought on the state with the persistent self-grading in payment of workers salary in the state.Osun PDP Chairman, Sunday Bisi in a statement made available to TOS News said “the governor and his noise-making subordinates have reduced themselves to mere jesters on serious duty post”.
“We would want to know whether the governor and his indolent commissioner are not drawing their bogus salary and allowances from the state’s treasury, even while doing virtually nothing, for the likes of Akeju to be asking us to roll out drums for Mr Oyetola for paying workers, who have been brain boxes of governance right before Akeju was hired as a commissioner in a ‘vuvuzela’ ministry.“Having reduced governance to such a joke, however, we demand that the governor finds a way round payment of outstanding entitlements of public servants in the state, including the over 30 months unpaid workers salary, as well as similar volume of butchered pensioners monthly token, which have been left unattended to since Oyetola resumed with his fraudulent government of policy denial, “We have also noted with dismay, the persistent mockery of pensioners in the state with what could best be described in common parlance as audio release of funds for their entitlements. It is worrisome that a whole governor would be going about lying about release of over 30billion naira for pensioners in the state,“Though, we sympathize with Mr Oyetola for sweating so profusely in search of legitimacy and acceptability in the state; he is extremely unpopular as a mandate looter. However, he should stop his penchant for barefaced lies, trying to curry undeserved public pity with utter disregard for personal dignity of the retired workers.The PDP therefore called on Mr Oyetola and his assembly of school-boy commissioners to do their job they are being paid for instead of continuous desecration of the state with songs of payment of salary like an unweaned child in government, “If Mr governor and his men are so confused, we advise they take excursion visits to other reasonable constituent states of the federation where talk of salary payment has never been on the front burners of public discourse because such exercise to them, was normal and an expedient obligation of anyone in government.