By Gbenga Ariyibi
Ado Ekiti—The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ekiti State has accused the state government of alleged plans to induce the state work-force into a prolonged labour crisis so as to prevent APC lawmakers in the Assembly from carrying on with the impeachment proceedings against the governor.
A statement by the Publicity Secretary of the party, Taiwo Olatubosun, in Ado Ekiti yesterday, warned the organised labour in the state against being used by the government to work against their general interest.
Olatubosun said the party had uncovered plans to induce workers in the state to embark on a prolonged strike.
He, therefore, called on the labour leaders not to drag workers in the state into partisan politics, noting that most of the conducts of labour leaders amounted to flagrant abuse of labour laws.
The APC image maker further alleged that for some time now the labour leaders had abandoned the interests of their members as they are allegedly hob-nobing with the state government for their selfish interest.
Olatubosun further alleged that some labour leaders in the state have allegedly collected a huge sum of money from the government for various solidarity rallies in the last six months, adding that some of the labour leaders would soon instigate innocent workers to go on a politically-motivated industrial action that would last till the middle of June.