Ekiti State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has decried the
non-payment of the July salary of local government workers and teachers by
the Ekiti State Government, saying it is wicked to deny workers their
In a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday by the State Publicity Secretary,
Pastor Kola Oluwawole, the party noted that the action by the Kayode
Fayemi-led administration had vindicated its stance that the APC
administration lacked human feelings.
He also said the delay in the payment of the workers’ salaries was a
deliberate action aimed at punishing the workers for not voting for Fayemi
in the June 21 governorship election.
“Our candidate, His Excellency, Dr Ayo Fayose, defeated Fayemi squarely in
the election by winning in all the 16 local governments and all segments of
the society, including civil servants rejected Fayemi and the APC at the
“Fayemi has decided to punish those he perceived did not vote for him in
the election, among whom were local government workers and teachers.
Fayemi should let the people of the state know what is delaying the payment of the salaries of these people.
“He had money to pay his political appointees and even sent money to his
illegally-created local council development areas. Fayemi should pay these
workers without further delay,” he said.
Oluwawole stressed that it was obvious that Fayemi was on vengeance mission
by his silence on the unpaid workers’ salaries since July, saying that the
outgoing governor did not only keep the workers in abeyance, but was said
to have even boasted that he would ‘show them pepper’ before he leaves in
“This governor should explain to Ekiti people what he is doing with the
allocations that have come to Ekiti State from the Federal Government since
June for them to know why the payment of workers’ salaries has become a
taboo to the government that claims to be people friendly,” he added.
He, however, enjoined the state public servants not to lose hope, but
rather keep hope alive in a better government that would erase their