PDP to sack over 4000 workers in Ekiti

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor elect

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said its government would sack all the workers employed after the June 21 governorship election by the outgoing administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi.

Mr. Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was defeated by the PDP candidate, Ayo Fayose, in the election.

The governor-elect will assume office in October.

In a statement by the PDP spokesperson in the state, Kola Oluwawole, the party said the outgoing administration acted callously and primitively by putting landmines on the way of its successor.

It said it was aware of the number of the workforce in Ekiti State before the governorship poll and vowed to resist the new recruitments made recently by the APC government.

“We know what the staff strength in the core civil service, the teaching service, the local government, the House of Assembly, the Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State and others was before the June 21 governorship election in which our party thoroughly trounced Fayemi and his APC,” the PDP said.

“We also know how the Fayemi administration has illegally recruited over 3,000 into the civil service, 1,000 into Ekiti State University, over 100 into BSES, and over 1,500 into the teaching service among others after they lost the election and how they are clever by half by backdating the letters of appointment.

“The question the good people of Ekiti State should ask Fayemi and his party is – why are they just waking up to engage in massive recruitment in the twilight of their tenure in office. Those given such letters of appointment should consider themselves to be on temporary appointment as having a victory that is short-lived.”

However, Olayinka Oyebode, the Chief Secretary to the governor said the outgoing administration did not undertake any fresh recruitment as claimed by the PDP.

He said the employment process had been completed since February and that those employed assumed duties long before the election.

Mr. Oyebode said the process was not only meticulously done, but also followed due process.

“We don’t know how they came about that. They have been going about saying a lot of things. They do not understand the concept of governance,” he said.

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