Ekiti State Government has declared as null and void, the appointment of over two thousand workers employed into the state workforce by former Governor Ayodele Fayose after the July 2018 Ekiti Governorship Election.
Commissioner for Information, Muyiwa Olumilua, said the state government decision followed submission of the Report of the Committee set up by the state government to review the irregular appointments made into the Public Service between 2014 and 2018.
The over two thousand workers were employed after Fayose’s Peoples Democratic Party lost the governorship election to the All Progressives Congress. Olumilua said the affected workers, who had been warned earlier against participation in Fayose’s last minute appointment exercise, can participate in the next recruitment. Olumilua however reeled out reprieve for some workers.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has however described the government’s action as an “act of wickedness against humanity”. Its Publicity Secretary, Mr Jackson Adebayo, said the All Progressives Congress (APC) government has proven to be an error in Ekiti. It alleged that the sack of the workers was not only an ‘anti-people policy’ but an ‘attrition politics of an irresponsible government’.
Former governor, Fayose, in his reaction said that the government’s decision was wickedness and political vendetta promoted to the peak. He urged victims of the action “to place their hope in God and enforce their rights to seek redress in the court of law.”