Ogun PDP Condemns Dismissal of Labour Leaders, Civil Servants
The Ogun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, condemned the sack of labour leaders and suspension of others from the civil service by the state government.
According to the Publicity secretary of the Party, Mr Bolaji Adeniji, The decision of the State government to to sack the workers were " logically baseless and coloured in Vendetta".
The party also cautioned the state government against violating the public service rules which clearly stipulates terms of engagement for workers and the freedom of expression and association among other liberal rights.
"We are not in a military junta and neither is Ogun state a banana republic where the right of citizens are eroded and anything goes. We recall the unwarranted physical brutalization of the same Labour leaders at the start of this strike two weeks ago; now, a kangaroo panel has sacked them."
Adeniji further added that "Instead of government to tow the honourable path of negotiating with Labour and accede to their legitimate demands, it has chosen the draconian path that is unprecedented in the history of Ogun state"
The state government had, on Monday, announced the dismissal of the state chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Akeem Ambali, his vice and the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) state chairman, Comrade Dare Ilekoya and 14 others over alleged misconduct of executive members of the Nigerian Union of Teachers in the state at the 2016 World Teachers Day, held on October 5, 2016.
The party,also called on elder statesmen in the state to prevail on Senator Ibikunle Amosun-led administration to reverse its decision to sack civil servants for exercising their rights.