PDP Opposition party tasks Kwara govt on workers’ plight

He also used the occasion to appeal to the Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission (KWSIEC) to give notice for the local government elections in the state.

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The PDP in Kwara has called on the state government to be responsive to the plight of workers, who are being owed salaries in the state.

The party’s Chairman in the state, Akogun Iyiola, made the call on Thursday in Ilorin in his message to the people of the state on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitri celebration.

`` The executives of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) facilitate with the entire people of Kwara, particularly our Muslim brothers and sisters, on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitri celebration.

“We equally call on the governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, to let the lessons of the Holy month of Ramadan reflect in his dealings with the people of the state.

“ A vast majority of the people of the people in Kwara are hungry as salaries, pensions and gratuities are not paid,” the chairman said.

Oyedepo appealed to the state government to pay the salaries of workers as well as pensions and gratuities of retirees in the state.

He also used the occasion to appeal to the Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission (KWSIEC) to give notice for the local government election in the state.

Oyedepo said the electoral body by law should give four months notice for the election, adding that the term of the present local government council officials would expire on Oct. 26.

“If the local government election is to hold by October this year, KWSIEC ought to have given out notice for the election by June.

“Statutorily, elected chairmen and councillors in the state have three-year tenure and that tenure will expire by Oct. 26, 2016,” Iyiola added.

He said the PDP would resist any attempt to elongate the tenure of the current local government executives and councillors. 

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