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Impeachment crisis taking toll on performance –Ekiti workers

Posted: Apr 17, 2015 at 2:43 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Yaqoub Popoola / Correspondent,Ado-Ekiti


Ekiti workers on Thursday decried the recurring political crisis in the state appealing to contending forces to sheath their swords and allow peace to reign.

The Union leaders also vowed to enforce a ‘ sit-at-home’ order for its members, members of Drivers Unions and Commercial motorcycle operators today from 6am to 12noon. During the period, there would no movement of vehicles or persons in the state capital.

Also an interest group, Ekiti Justice Group (EJG), has written to the National Judicial Council (NJC) to prevail on Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Ayodeji Daramola, not to honour the letter sent to him by All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers on the planned impeachment of the governor and his Deputy.

Other union leaders who attended the briefing were the chairmen of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) as well as Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (GNC).

The organized Labour Unions who held a solidarity rally for the embattled governor of the Ekiti State, Mr Ayo Fayose, lamented that ongoing impeachment threats have begun to take its toll on the workers’ performance in the state.

At the joint Press Conference held at the popular Fajuyi Park Ground in Ado-Ekiti, union leaders expressed concern over the dangerous dimension the political crisis is taking in recent time.

Led by the chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress( NLC ), Ayodeji Aluko, the unions alleged the sporadic gun shots at the assembly premises has been a source of threat to workers . Since the State Secretariat is close to the assembly complex, workers now live in fear and many are even afraid of reporting to their duty posts. They blamed the imbroglio on the alleged intolerance among political players urging them to imbibe the spirits of ‘ give and take ‘.