By Funmi Adekoya
Osun State Government says workers illegally employed by former Governor Gboyega Oyetola are no longer in the employment of the state government.
The State Government, in a statement by the Special Assistant, Community Communications to Governor Adeleke, Mr Tunde Busari, notes that the former Governor padded the state payroll with APC members to create a stage for deeper financial crisis, conflict and disharmony.
It explains that, by virtue of the Executive Order issued by Governor Adeleke, those illegally employed remain sacked and are no longer a staff of the state government.
The statement reads, “Those engaging in demonstrations are APC members smuggled into the state payroll by former Governor Oyetola. No amount of demonstration and blackmail can change that reality.
“We have the details of a plan by APC to deploy its disengaged members for demonstration. However, the people of Osun state are in the know of the whole situation especially the several warnings by the PDP while in opposition. We warned against colluding with Mr Oyetola during those last days when the former Governor was issuing employment letters despite the State’s inability to pay staff salaries”.
“Those APC members are now playing the script. They have failed from the beginning as this administration will not bow to unjustified demands from those who collaborated to deepen Osun’s financial woes”, the statement noted.