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Workers ask Fayose to resign cal

Workers ask Fayose to resign cal

The striking workers in Ekiti State have called on Governor Ayodele Fayose to resign if he has no capacity to solve the people’s problems and pay their five months salary.

This is as the Governor in state wide broadcast declared that he too has gone on strike in solidarity with the workers.

Fayose in the broadcast said his own industrial action was to show that he shared the pains and frustrations of the workers in agitating for their pay.

But an interest group, Ekiti Youth Vanguard, has called on Fayose to resign if he has no solution to the problems of the workers who he promised to take care of during the 2014 governorship election campaigns.

The youth group slammed the governor for allegedly sponsoring protests against state workers on Tuesday when drivers unions members took to the streets condemn the two-week-old strike.

Labour leaders were angered by Fayose’s statement that he won’t sell his family to pay workers, describing the statement as ‘not only insensitive but inflammatory.”

The governor was explicit that what he has been declaring as amount accruing to the State as internally generated revenue and the N2.6 billion workers’ wage bill were true positions of the state finances.

“I want to tell workers that I have placed myself on indefinite strike in solidarity with you. I shared your pains , but it was rather unfortunate that a man can’t give what he doesn’t have.”

The  Ekiti Youth Vanguard in a statement  by its Director of Organisation, Bewaji Damilare, described Fayose as a “dangerously pretentious individual pretending to love the workers but denying them their legitimate salaries and still sponsoring protests to blackmail them for demanding their right from the government”.

They sympathised with the workers over hard times allegedly imposed on them and urged them to remain resolute and undaunted in theIr demand for their right in the face of  harassment and intimidation by sponsored agents protesting against them on behalf of the governor.


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