Olusola enters pact to get workers’ support
Standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Kolapo Olusola, has entered a pact with workers to get their support.
He met the workers at the Labour House in Ado Ekiti at the weekend.
President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in the state, Ade Adesanmi, enjoined Olusola to accept to pay them their arrears of salaries within three months, if he wins the election.
He said the workers would support a candidate that guarantes regular payment of workers’ salaries, including their gratuities.
The workers told the PDP candidate that they would give him only six months after being sworn in, to pay all other outstanding payments.
Adesanmi disclosed that the workers had been the stabilising factor in the current administration.
He lamented that since the creation of Ekiti State, workers have never had a say in the way they are governed, hence their renewed position.
He said: “We are the hens that lay the golden eggs. We want to take our destiny in our hands and be involved in the way that we are governed.
“Ekiti workers have been the most understanding, despite not being paid their salaries as at when due.
The workers stressed that giving the conditions were necessary, so that they would be able to ask questions, if he fails to meet the conditions.
He lamented that politicians are fond of making promises that they can’t fulfill during electioneering. But in this case, “we will mobilise against any such government,” he said.
Olusola promised to run a workers-friendly government where they would be part of the formulation and implementation of policy.
He pledged to use merit, geography and gender to balance the employment and promotion of workers.