Ondo TUC refutes alleged N10m bribe from Fayose
Says it’s state govt’s ploy to undermine their agitation
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Ondo State has refuted allegations by the state government that it received N10 million from Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, to cause industrial crisis in the state.
A statement in Akure yesterday by TUC’s state Secretary, Mr. Fatuase Clement, said the allegation was a ploy to undermine the agitation by the workers.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had allegedly accused TUC and its chairman, Ekundayo Soladoye, of fraternising with Fayose at a meeting in Akure on Wednesday.
But Fatuase, who described it as insidious, said: “It would interest the whole world to know that nobody contacted the chairman, nor congress to verify the allegation before circulating it.
“The congress and its chairman has distanced themselves from the allegation and also condemned the perpetrators of the devilish act.”
He argued that it was the governor’s deliberate ploy to weaken its agitations for the payment of 2017-leave allowance.
According to him: “The congress is not perturbed by these antics, rather it is more strengthened to continue to agitate for those categories of workers that are yet to be paid.”
The union urged the public to disregard the allegation, while pledging its support and confidence in the leadership of Ekundayo.
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