Staff Deny Fayose Passage as Violent Protest Rocks FETHI

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.Governor, rampaging staff  call on FG to remove CMD

Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

A violent protest on Wednesday rocked the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, as the staff trooped out en masse to demonstrate against the embattled Chief Medical Director, Dr Majekodunmi Ayodele.

The governor  of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, felt a dose of the staff protest, as he was denied access into the hospital and was held at the gate for an hour without being allowed passage.

The placard-carrying protesters repelled every entreaty made by the leadership of the unions to allow the governor to enter before addressing them on the premise that he allegedly came  to beg  on behalf of the seemingly rejected CMD.

The protesters  blocked the main gate and used a Hummer bus belonging to the hospital to block the way.

They displayed  three mock coffins at the main gate with the inscription ‘’R.I.P. Dr Majekodunmi Ayodele’’, with the photograph of the CMD affixed to each of the wooden coffins.

The presence of some traditional rulers could not help Dr Ayodele , as the monarchs left in a disappointing circumstance, having been held in the sun for over an hour.

Fayose, who got to the gate at about 12.51pm could only be allowed to speak to the visibly livid workers, who chanted sarcastic songs to deride the CMD at about 1.32 pm.

It took the interventions of the Chairmen , Association of Resident Doctors, Dr Austin Ibikunle and Nigerian Union of Allied Health Workers, Mr Efe Asagba to pacify the workers, who brandished leaves before the governor was allowed to address the protesters.

Fayose called on the Ministry of Health  to remove the estranged
CMD.

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