The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has blamed the non-payment of the state workers’ salaries for the past six months on alleged corrupt practices of the Peoples Democratic Party led Federal Government.
The Publicity Secretary of the APC in the state, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi, made the assertion on Wednesday, urging the workers to exercise more patience over the issue.
He assured that the President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, had promised that he would look into the allocation immediately after his inauguration on May 29.
The ruling party in the state promised that Governor Rauf Aregbesola would do whatever was within his capacity to ameliorate the suffering occasioned by non-payment of salary.
According to the statement, “The long and difficult battle to defeat the forces of evil that have squandered the nation’s wealth has just been won comprehensively. This has now paved the way for a new, progressive and responsible APC government to take over the affairs of the country and end the suffering which PDP’s corruption, mismanagement and treasury looting have brought on Nigerians including workers in the state of Osun.
“This is a pleasant transition moment that requires sober, intelligent and calculating responses from all stakeholders in the state of Osun, so that we do not turn victory into sorrow by engaging in actions that will create more problems than solutions.
“Alhaji Mohammadu Buhari has promised to solve this problem, it is our duty to exercise patience and trust the integrity of the new President to deliver on his promise.”
“Labour and civil servants should give the new leader a breathing space to demonstrate his integrity and progressive credentials, which is not in dispute, except in the evil consciousness of the PDP leadership in the state.”
The Osun APC further urged all workers and labour leaders in the state to give peace a chance in order for Aregbesola to return the state to the era when he used to pay workers’ salaries before the end of every month.