All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has asked Governor Ayodele Fayose to stop deceiving workers over payment of their salaries and entitlements.
The party also stated that persecuting union leaders for demanding for workers rights is a needless provocation that can rupture peace in the state.
APC warned that sending security agents after union leaders was fascist conduct capable of forcing citizens to an act of rage for a slide to anarchy.
The Publicity Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Olatunbosun, said in a statement yesterday that union leaders had a responsibility to the work force and they had acted constitutionally in defence of workers.
He warned the governor against his fascist conduct, saying his inconsistent figures on the state debts and non-transparent manner in the conduct of government’s business were enough for workers to lose faith in the governor.
He slammed the governor for crediting workers accounts with their salaries only to withdraw the money after a heavy media hype.
According to him, last week payments of two months salaries into workers accounts and later reversal of payment was a fraudulent conduct to sustain his grip on the “thoroughly abused” people of Ekiti people, the party accused the governor.
He said: “This is not the first time the governor is doing this to workers. He did it to primary school teachers last year when he learnt that they were to embark on strike.
“That is what he did last week after hearing of strike plan by
teachers after they refused to help him in a solidarity rally to save him from Ekitigate probe.”
Accusing Fayose of playing games with the lives of the workers, Olatunbosun said:
“The governor that said the state was broke suddenly paid two months salary after learning that the teachers were bent on embarking on protest over failure to pay their salary arrears, even though he quickly reversed a month salary from their accounts after workers were celebrating payment of two months arrears.
“This is besides the fact that the teachers’ salary for Sept 2014 was captured in the bail-out cash, yet he refused to pay the hapless workers who are barely surviving the harsh economic condition imposed on them by his anti peoples’ policies.
“As we speak, Fayose is threatening labour leaders for legitimately asking for the rights of workers. While doing this, he has relocated government business to Afao- Ekiti at exorbitant cost just as he did when he was about to be impeached in 2006.”

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