Unpaid Salaries: Osun Risks Peoples’ Revolt – PDP Warns

Rauf-Aregbesola-of-Osun-State-being-cheered-by-All-Progressives-CongressThe Osun State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday warned that the state may be plunged into serious security crises, if workers’ salaries are not paid within seven days.

This is just as the party warned Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s aides against insulting people that are making efforts to bail the state out of the “quagmire”, which it said the governor had already admitted the state is in.

In a statement issued in Osogbo, the state capital by its spokesman, Prince Diran Odeyemi, the PDP said from all indications, the June 30 deadline for the payment of salaries by Aregbesola, rather than solving the problem, is heightening tension among residents.

According to the opposition, the situation was not helped by the demands of Ramadan period and urged Mr. Aregbesola to ensure workers are paid by 21st of June to stem rising tension among the residents.

The PDP said: “We have rightly been informed that crime rate is on the rise, no thanks to the economic crises Ogbeni has plunged the state into. Many more people are taking to crime because of cash crunch.

“And despite the concerted efforts by the police that have resulted in arrests, these criminals cannot be kept for more than 24hours because courts are under lock”.

Making reference to the response of Osun State Government to some tweets by Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, who announced the donation of half of his wardrobe allowance to unpaid Osun workers, the PDP said Gov. Aregbesola risks popular uprising because of insulting replies to those that are willing to bail the pauperised Osun people out of the jaws of hunger.

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