The All Progressives Congress (APC), Osun State Chapters has told Governor Ademola Adeleke to pay some public workers whose salaries had been appropriated by his predecessor, Adegboyega Oyetola, before he came into office on November 27, 2022.
This was contained in a statement by the APC acting state chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, obtained in Osogbo on Monday.
The statement was in reaction to Adeleke’s claim, who in Easter message, assured government workers of readiness to cashback their promotions done by former governor Gboyega Oyetola.
Lawal said Adeleke had failed to implement the promotion in the March salaries of the workers and recalled that the governor had only paid two of the 30 months’ inherited half salaries of the state senior staff constituting 25 per cent of the government workforce.
The APC boss also said since he took over, Adeleke and the Peoples Democratic Party have succeeded in making use of maximum force to win the Presidential, National Assembly and House of Assembly elections across the state.
“It is on record that as a government, Oyetola’s administration also paid arrears of half salaries. The only difference is that we never played dirty politics with it as we concentrated on contributory pensioners at the state and local government levels.
“It is strange that Adeleke who is yet to finish the payment of the 2022 November salaries has been beating about the bush shopping for cheap popularity. To prove that Adeleke is not vindictive, wicked, and inhuman, he should, without further delay, effect the payment of the public workers whose salaries had been appropriated by his predecessor before he(Adeleke) came into the saddle on November 27, 2022.
“Adeleke should inform the public what he did with the already appropriated November 2022 salaries of the public workers who worked till the 27th of the month in question. The governor should also be bold enough to tell the public when he unfroze the state public bank accounts with which he effected with one of his obnoxious and unpopular executive orders at the onset of his administration.”
Efforts to get the state government’s reaction proved futile as the spokesperson person to the governor, Olawale Rasheed, had yet to react to the allegations as of the time of filing this report.