The Lagos State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied allegations that its governorship candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, is set to sack workers if voted in as governor of the state on February 28.
The party stated that rather than sack workers, Agbaje after sacking APC will employ more workers and improve their welfare to international standard.
In a statement by its publicity secretary, Mr Gani Taofik, disclosed that Agbaje will sack APC in Lagos as Fayose sacked them in Ekiti.
The Lagos APC through its Publicity secretary, Joe Igbokwe had issued statement alleging plans by Agbaje to sack Lagos workers as allegedly done by Fayose in Ekiti.
The statement read: “For sake of clarity, Fayose sacked APC in Ekiti and not workers. Fayose has infact employed workers in Ekiti and with better renumeration than did Fayemi. The workers now under probation in Ekiti were hurriedly employed by Fayemi to burden Fayose.
Very many are not even with employment letters. Fayose is screening them and we can assure you that the qualified workers will continue in office and others redeployed to proper offices.
Interestingly, in Lagos even Ambode is planning to declare emergency in employment drive by inaugurating employment trust fund, an admission of inadequacy in that expectation. This is an indictment on APC in Lagos.”
“The APC has failed Lagos workers and already jittery of the resolve of lagos workers to reject the party in February election. The APC is aware of plans by Agbaje to improve the welfare of Lagos workers.
The LAWMA sweepers will not only be used as adverts on the roads but paid handsomely. The LASTMA staff will be sent on periodic trainings in Europe and America, All Lagos Civil servants shall enjoy all bonuses hitherto suspended. APC knows the realisable plans will be unfolded at our rallies.
They have thus resorted to mudslinging and falsehood. On the contrary, it is even Ambode that initiated the current obnoxious salary scale in the lagos Civil service. Agbaje will correct this as well as lift the embargo on promotions and other rewards”, the party stated.