The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has slammed the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State over its refusal to pay council workers for 18 months.
He said civil servants in the state were dying in hunger while the state government was allegedly doling out N120 million to female supporters of Governor Oshiomhole.
Ize-Iyamu was quoted in a press statement issued by his campaign organization, in reaction to a peaceful protest by local government workers over non-payment of their salaries, yesterday.
According to him, “It is only a wicked, insensitive and irresponsible governor that will deny the workers their salaries, especially when Oshiomhole just donated N120 million to some selected market women at the Dr. Osaigbovo Ogbemudia Staduim, Benin-City, thanking them for supporting his administration.
‘’How did he spend the $225 million loan he took from the World Bank, which he said would improve the investment climate and increase the internally generated revenue of the state?
‘’How can the governor justify the N18m he pays to the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Channels Television at every rally for live coverage – when workers are being owned salaries?
‘’Is it right and just for Oshiomhole to be giving each local government council N18m anytime he goes for campaign, spends millions of naira hiring touts and hoodlums and yet, the welfare of government workers means nothing to him?”