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Reject politicians campaigning with workers’ welfare, Oyo PDP chief tells voters

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
22 January 2022   |   4:00 am
A leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Ademola Omotoso, has called for the rejection of politicians, who promise to pay workers’ salaries and other entitlements, in 2023.

A leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Ademola Omotoso, has called for the rejection of politicians, who promise to pay workers’ salaries and other entitlements, in 2023.

Condemning those campaigning with workers’ welfare, he said it is the labourers’ entitlement as stipulated in the nation’s constitution and supported by holy books.

The PDP chieftain, during his 60th birthday in Ibadan, told reporters that every responsible government should pay its workers their due.

“If you think someone was not paying salaries, it was an error; hence people rejected them. We have great minds in government. We also have small minds. If you say paying salaries is an achievement, then you are of small mind. I don’t see paying salaries as an achievement. For people to have worked, it is expected for them to be paid. It is biblical and constitutional – A labourer deserves his/her wage.

“What is the credibility of paying salaries to workers? Salary payment is fulfilling obligation. Mind you, salaries are paid from federal allocation,” he said.

According to Omotoso, people lay down their lives for what they believe, adding: “I don’t regret supporting (Oyo State Governor) Seyi Makinde; he was the candidate of the party and I must support the candidate of the party.

“People should know that I have never left PDP since 2000 that I joined. The governor had once left the party. When there was no PDP shortly after the 2015 elections. I stood with PDP. My group and I were the only ones meeting at that time. Some other people were in some strange parties at that time that could not give them the platform to win elections.

“We are the authentic party members and not aggrieved as some have been saying. We had our parallel congress at Jogor; they came to attack us. Then, who is the aggrieved? If we are the aggrieved, as they have been claiming, we were supposed to have attacked them and not the other way round.”