retrenchment of about 2000 workers employed into Teaching and Civil
Services of the State during the immediate past Peter Ayodele Fayose
The group which described Fayemi’s action as one filled with vile, hate,
wickedness and vendetta asked the governor to be reminded about the
ephemeral nature of power and authority stressing that it is only a
matter of time before the governor’s heinous actions are brought under
review since nothing lasts forever.
The group said Ekiti State has never been so divided since its creation,
stressing that the seed of discord being sowed among indigenes of the
singular most homogeneous state in Nigeria by the governor be stopped
It would be recalled that the Ayo Fayose administration recruited about
2000 junior and senior workers to fill vacancies in the state government
workforce in an exercise advertised long before the July 21st
governorship election. Governor Fayemi however in a statement signed
yesterday by his chief press secretary, Laolu Oyebode, declared the
exercise null and void claiming that the recruitment was done to throw
his government off balance.
In a statement released and made available to newsmen on Thursday, Ekiti
State Coordinator of the PDP-NNMG, Bola Agboola said the retrenchment is
one devilish act too many.
He said, “Governor Fayemi has for the umpteenth time proved his
viciousness by pronouncing 2000 breadwinners hapless and helpless!
“Fayemi is known for attempting to undermine and dwarf his predecessors’
achievements, you would recall this was the same way he scrapped
University of Science and Technology, Ifaki which was the hallmark of
Engr. Segun Oni’s administration.
“Fayemi would have demolished Fayose’s 1.3km flyover if he had had his
way. Today, the Oja Oba that was about 95% completed before Fayose left
office in 2018 has been abandoned. In 2010, Fayemi sent packing
duly elected local government executive members and counselors across
the 16 LGA of the state, he repeated same in 2018 after rigging his way
to the government house a second time.
“It is a known fact that Fayemi was behind the case instituted against
Ekiti State government under former governor Ayo Fayose by land owners
in communities where an airport would have been constructed for the
state, Fayemi through his aides castigated the construction of the
proposed airport but today he’s setting machinery in motion to build
one, that’s Fayemi’s kind of person.
“One would have thought that an electoral robber who does not enjoy the
support of majority of the citizenry would thread softly with caution,
same is not the case for our kinsman whose innate tendency
for crass ungodliness, profanity and profligacy will not allow not to
lead a chorus where he is not wanted”.
Agboola further stated that “there is no gainsaying Dr. Kayode Fayemi
represents the very worst of Ekiti people. He is full of hatred for the
Ekiti people, very vindictive, callous and deadly. Or what offense
did those 2000 workers he sacked yesterday commit? Must he wait till
they have spent 8 months wasting their money and precious time working
without salary for the government before telling them to stop?
“Why didn’t he sack them before the presidential and National Assembly
elections? Why didn’t he sack them before the state assembly election?
Because he knew the hue and cry won’t allow his rigging the elections
sail through without challenge? Fayemi is heartless!”
Ekiti State chapter of the PDP-NNMG hereby call on the 2000 workers not
to despair but to be strong and of good courage as the Pharaoh they see
today, they will see no more. We urge you to charge this rogue
government of the day to court, the lawyers know what to do. Your sack
is temporary, keep your letters of appointment in a very safe place, a
responsible government is coming and your case shall be revisited, I
assure you your employment will be re-validated as this is never the end
of your world, Agboola affirmed.