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In Ekiti 'Fayose pays labour for prolonged strike to stall impeachment process' - APC alleges

It was also alleged that some labour leaders have received huge sum of money from the government for various solidarity rallies in the last six months.

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has alleged that the state government is planning to talk the state civil servants into embarking on a prolonged labour crisis, in order to frustrate the impeachment proceedings instituted against the governor, Ayo Fayose, by the APC lawmakers in the state Assembly.

Speaking in a statement on Wednesday, April 29, in Ado Ekiti, Taiwo Olatubosun, the Publicity Secretary of the party cautioned the organised labour not to sacrifice general interest for selfish interest.

It was also alleged that some labour leaders have received huge sum of money from the government for various solidarity rallies in the last six months.

Olatubosun said plans for a politically-motivated industrial action that will last till the middle of June is in the works by the compromised labour leaders.

He said two options were put before the labour leaders at a meeting with Fayose on April 27 – they were to either choose to force a prolonged holiday from May 29 till the first week of June or for the government to trigger workers’ anger through half payment of April salary, that will force workers to embark on indefinite strike. He said the leaders chose the second option.

To set the planned strike in motion, the governor has offered to pay half salary for April, which labour would reject, leading to a disagreement that would spark a strike action,” Olatubosun further said.

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