The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has vowed to sack workers employed by the state Governor, Kayode Fayemi, after his defeat in the June 21 governorship election.
In a statement by the state Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Oluwawole, in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday, the party accused the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government of embarking on frivolous recruitment and promotion a few weeks to the handover.
Describing all the appointments and recruitment made as booby trap for the incoming governor, PDP said the government had acted “callously and primitively because no responsible outgoing government will put land mines on the way of its successor. ”
The party claimed it had records of staff strength in the state public service before the June 21 poll and was following the bogus appointments and illegal recruitment in various sectors afterwards.
Oluwawole said: “We know what the staff strength in the core civil service, the teaching service, the local government, the House of Assembly, the Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State and others was before the June 21 governorship election in which our party thoroughly trounced Fayemi and his APC.
“We also know how the Fayemi administration has illegally recruited over 3,000 into the civil service, 1,000 into Ekiti State University, over 100 into BSES, and over 1500 into the teaching service, among others, after they lost the election and how they are clever by half by backdating the letters of appointment.
“The question the good people of Ekiti State should ask Fayemi and his party is why are they just waking up to engage in massive recruitment in the twilight of their tenure in office?
“Those given such letters of appointment should consider themselves to be on temporary appointment and as having a victory that is short-lived,” he said.
Oluwawole also accused the government of unethical recruitment of several non-indigenes, stressing that the recruitment “could never stand the test of time.”
But the state Commissioner for Information, Tayo Ekundayo, said he was not aware of any employment by the government after the June 21 governorship election. According to him, the PDP has continued to raise spurious allegations just to be in the news.