Monday, 2 April 2012


The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Oyo state chapter, has lashed out at the Peoples Democratic Party for asking the governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi to resign owing to the minimum wage conflict in the state.

The ACN accused the former governor of the Adebayo Alao-Akala for looting the state blind thereby leaving financial drought in the state

It made this known in a release signed by its Publicity Secretary, Hon Dauda Kolawole, while reacting to a call on the state government to resign over the labour crisis in the state.

The ACN said it was an anti-climax and an inappropriate analogy for the PDP to bring Akala into any meaningful discourse on political leadership. 

The PDP had claimed that Adebayo Alao-Akala who approved the 18,000 minimum wage would have paid the workers if he were to be in office as governor.

Reacting, the ACN alleged that if the former governor had not looted our state of N50 billion, as alleged by the EFCC the present government would have had enough money to administer the state.

''if he had not looted billions of our patrimony to prosecute an election that he would later lose, to the extent that his drunken sailor spending of our money earned him the appellation of ATM; if he had not looted, via cronies, billions of our money while constructing LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ajimobi would have had enough to administer the state," 

The ACN said it was wicked propaganda and "political perfidy carried to the extreme" for the PDP and its "labour hirelings" to allege that Ajimobi had 1000 political appointees, maintaining that the present government is a direct opposite of the past administration and does not have a quarter of the political appointees Akala had "before his disgraceful exit."

The ACN said if the splinter group in labour was not singing the song of the PDP, the fact that the state government was paying more than the federally-legislated N18000 minimum wage was enough for any reasonable labour leadership to commend the ACN-led government.

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