Osun APC Accuses Gov. Adeleke for failure to Pay Workers Salary as Promised

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The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted Governor Ademola Adeleke over his reason for the administration’s inability to pay the March salaries of the government workers in the state as and when due.

The APC opposition party has described the reason for the delay in the payment of the March salaries as flimsy, untenable, sleazy and skanky which is skillfully fabricated by the governor and his co-travellers to deceive the unsuspecting government workers in the state.

It would be recalled that Adeleke stated in a statement yesterday that the delay in the payment of the March salaries by his government was due to the fact that it intends to pay same with promotion arrears of the workers.

Adeleke further adduced the lateness in the payment of the March salaries to the computation of promotion arrears of the civil servants promoted without pay in the last four years.

Reacting to the development, the Osun State Acting Chairman of the APC, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal, in a statement issued by the party’s Director of Media and Information, Chief Kola Olabisi, in Osogbo, the state capital today, observed that Adeleke is only trying to be clever by half with his flimsy reasons, saying the governor has failed in one of his campaign promises to be paying the state workers their salaries latest on the 26th of each month.

Lawal, who noted that Oyetola also paid promotion arrears he inherited, questioned how many of such salaries has Adeleke paid that his government has ceased breathing midway like a proverbial smoke?

The state acting chairman of the APC stated that it is not unlikely that Adeleke, with his ill-mannered and planless administration, might have run the state aground within the spate of four months as he has been spending the inherited state funds without recourse to accountability and probity.

In Lawal’s words: “A gentleman’s bond is his words. It would be recalled that Adeleke promised heaven and heart during the governorship campaign that he would never exceed 26th of the month before he pays the workers’.

“The reality on the ground now is that Adeleke has blown on frivolities all the funds that he inherited from his predecessor and those that accrued to his government to the extent that he cannot pay the salaries of the workers again as and when due.

“Adeleke is stylishly awaiting March federal allocation from Abuja before he could accomplish his governmental obligations with reference to the payment of the workers’ salaries.

“Lawal queried the nexus between the payment of promotion arrears of staff and payment of the staff salaries which is a statutory monthly obligation of any government?

“Adeleke should give kudos to Oyetola for his relentlessness in the prompt payment of the state workers’ full salaries uninterruptedly for four solid years as and when due even before the Federal Allocation came in.

“The prevailing precarious financial situation in the state which is culminating into the inability of Adeleke to continue to pay the workers is enough to come to terms with the fact that the head of an elephant is not a load that can be carried by a young person.

“Why would the entire retirees and some of the civil servants who are not beneficiaries of the promotion be made to suffer the delay in the payment of salaries of March under the minimalist administration of Adeleke?

“This development points to the fact that Adeleke lacks the wherewithal to successfully run the administration of Osun State which is manifesting through his continuous emotional unplanned mode of governance”, Lawal stated.

Yakubu Atanda

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