The gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde has promised to revisit the cases of workers who were arbitrarily sacked in the state without proper recourse to civil service rules and legality.
Makinde made this known through a statement issued from his campaign organisation and signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade on Wednesday.
The PDP flag bearer said that he does not understand why a democratically elected administration will refuse to obey a court ruling that orders reinstatement of a worker who has been wrongfully sacked.
According to him, “a committee will be set up on assumption of office to look into the serial cases of miscarriage of justice and reprieve will come the way of the long suffering workers.” He noted that he had no choice because it is the right thing to do. He also revealed that he had received a deluge of complaints from those who are genuinely aggrieved.
On Governor Ajimobi’s boast that in spite of losing the senatorial election, he will install Chief Bayo Adelabu as governor to succeed him, Makinde said that if the governor would learn any lesson, it was his attempt to play God that made him lose the senatorial election as a sitting governor.
According to him, “his Godson, Chief Bayo Adelabu will suffer a worse defeat because everyone with voter’s card in Oyo State will turn out to vote against a man who has promised to continue Senator Abiola Ajimobi’s forgettable legacy of public humiliation of pensioners, detention of workers who were fighting for their rights and unguarded public utterances among other malfeasance.”
Makinde stated that the people know that what the APC wants to do on Saturday, March 9 2019, is to rig the election, intimidate the people and discourage them from coming out to vote, “but the plan will fail because we are a step ahead of them and I enjoin everyone to go and cast your vote to send them away,” he said.