The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has described the dismissal of the 180 employees of the Ekiti State House of Assembly and permanent secretaries as part of the executive rascality of Governor Ayodele Fayose.
The party said it was an evidence of the definition of stomach infrastructure espoused by the governor’s “deceptive administration to dehumanise and celebrate poverty in Ekiti State.”
In a statement issued on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti, the state Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said with the dismissal of the employees by the leader of the seven Peoples Democratic Party’s lawmakers, Dele Olugbemi, it was becoming clearer that Fayose was not a friend of the workers.
Olatubosun maintained that the affected workers were duly employed by the House of Assembly Service Commission, with statutory approval since April, 2014 with their conditions of service clearly stated. He wondered why such workers could be summarily sacked through an announcement immediately after the New Year interdenominational service without following the civil service rules.
He added that Olugbemi did not have such power to sack employees of the commission, even “if he were to be the authentic Speaker of the House of Assembly.”
He said, “This is a legislative rascality which is a corollary of executive rascality and recklessness by the Fayose administration.
“How can someone with genuine love of his people behave in a manner suggestive that he is an enemy of the people he professes to love?”
But in its reaction, the PDP asked the APC’s leadership to cover their faces in shame for defending irregular employment made by their government.
The state Secretary of the PDP, Dr. Tope Aluko, in a statement on Thursday, said the affected employees were without appointment letters.
He explained that the out-gone APC government, out of its wickedness, deceived both its supporters and other members of the public to be engaged “into an army of revenge and instruments of landmines” for the incoming government of the PDP-led by Fayose.
“It is unfortunate that the APC in its shallow mentality could think that such mysterious employment and appointment could stand in a rational society, like ours, in Ekiti State,” he said.