Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appealed to Governor Ayodele Fayose to pay Ekiti workers to stop untimely deaths among them.
The party said it was saddened that the governor who brands himself the friend of workers to justify and blame his inability to pay five months salaries owed the state civil servants on the state debts profile.
In a statement by the Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the party claimed that six workers in the state were reported dead in recent times over their inability to pay their medical bills.
He said in a statement that the sad development was avoidable if the governor had made the welfare of workers a priority of his administration as promised during campaign.
Accusing the governor of employing misinformation and deceits to manipulate the people, Olatubosun said all the points raised in his allegations against Dr Kayode Fayemi were not new, arguing that, that would not vitiate workers’ demand for their wages after collecting 20 months federal allocations, including local government allocations and N9.6billion bailout cash.
“We have read time and again all the allegations the governor raised through his media aide and we have not found any merit that can mitigate the feeling among Ekiti people that Governor Fayose has a clear agenda to enrich himself while Ekiti people suffer.
“With all the allegations that the governor raised through his media aide, can he say he did not collect 20 months federal allocations, including N9.6billion bailout cash, refunds on federal roads, Ecological Fund, micro credit cash, banks’ community social responsibility charges, suffocating taxes and the fresh N21.6billion loan the governor took that cannot be traced to any government’s account?
“Again, with all the manipulation of figures, do Fayose’s lies change the DMO’s figure putting Ekiti State’s debts at N18billion under Fayemi’s administration?