THE governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has said it is inhuman to owe workers and pensioners while promising to stop payment of half salaries and pensions if he wins the September 22 poll.
In a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo by the Director of Publicity, Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation, Mr Rasheed Olawale, the governorship candidate said this at the All Souls Anglican Church, Osogbo, on Sunday.
Adeleke spoke just as the governorship candidate of the Accord Party, Pade Okunola; and the governorship candidate of the All Grassroots Alliance, Mr Femi Kehinde; also condemned irregular payment of salaries as well as modulated salary policy in the state.
The Redeemed Christian Church of God Pastor stated this while unveiling his deputy governorship aspirant to party members at the State party secretariat of the Accord Party in Osogbo.
The AP candidate spoke on Sunday while inaugurating a retired secondary school principal, Alhaji Kayode Jimoh, as his running mate while Kehinde spoke on Saturday at the unveiling of AGA’s candidate at the party secretariat.
Adeleke said, “Payment of half salaries and pensions is man inhumanity to man and by the grace of God; I will put an end to it in Osun State,
“My government will ensure regular payment of workers’ salaries and pensioners’ entitlements. We will not owe workers. It is inhuman. A labourer deserves his or her pay. Public servants will enjoy a good life under our government.
“Teachers’ welfare is a condition for better education results. Enabling environment will be provided for teachers to deliver on teaching and learning outcomes.”
The AGA governorship candidate said he would use the natural resources available in Osun State to turn the state around and pay the debt being owed, including salaries and pensions.
Kehinde, who also picked a retired secondary school teacher, Mrs Fausat Oluseyi, as his running mate, said he and his running mate placed value on education, saying they did not fail their secondary school examination, unlike some politicians.
He said, “We have gold in Atakumosa East, West up to Ife central, the entire belt of Itagunmodi, Iperindo Ajana, Ilesa are replete with gold. Our gold can be mined after about 100meters digging unlike in South Africa, where you have to dig about 500 meters or Ghana, which is 200 meters.
“If we leverage on the agricultural potential that we have in Osun State, we will not be in poverty, penury and debt. In the days of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, youths were gainfully employed in farm settlements.” – Punch
– Aug. 13, 2018 @ 7:45 GMT |