The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress and that of the People’s Democratic Party are currently trading tackles over the delay in the payment of workers’ salaries.
It can be recalled that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Friday, through a press statement released by the Governor’s spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, revealed reasons as to which the March salaries of the civil servants was delayed.
The statement partly reads: “the compilation of what is due to each promoted officer is followed with due diligence to ensure that there is no error in the eventual payment.
“Governor Ademola Adeleke has directed that compilation, analysis and computation of the promotion arrears should be completed and paid to the affected civil servants. That payment His Excellency insisted must be made alongside the March salary.
“Osun state Government therefore wishes to reassure Osun workers that the payment of March salary is accompanied with payment of promotion arrears, hence the few days delay”, it ended.
In response to the release, the All Progressives Congress has faulted the administration of Adeleke, for its inability to pay the March salaries of the government workers in the state as and when due.
The Acting Chairman of the party, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal, through a press statement released on Saturday, Lawal said Adeleke has failed in one of his campaign promises to be paying the state workers their salaries latest on the 26th of each month”.
He reiterated that it is not unlikely that Adeleke, with his ill-mannered and planless administration, might have run the state aground within the spate of four months as he has been spending the inherited state funds without recourse to accountability and probity.
The statement partly reads: “The reality on the ground now is that Adeleke has blown on frivolities all the funds that he inherited from his predecessor and those that accrued to his government to the extent that he cannot pay the salaries of the workers again as and when due.
“Adeleke is stylishly awaiting March federal allocation from Abuja before he could accomplish his governmental obligations with reference to the payment of the workers’ salaries.
“This development points to the fact that Adeleke lacks the wherewithal to successfully run the administration of Osun State which is manifesting through his continuous emotional unplanned mode of governance”, Lawal stated.
Reacting to the statement of the All Progressives, The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has carpeted Osun state All Progressives Congress (APC) over its comments on the March salary, declaring that the state APC is financially illiterate, hence its gullible reaction on the state’s finance.
According to the caretaker chairman of the party, Dr Adekunle Akindele, he said “Osun state workers understand the imperative of the delay from last week as it was meant to serve their interest to ensure payment of their long-awaited promotion arrears, which the last APC government denied them. They know they will soon start receiving alerts from Monday”.