Fayose Denies Sacking Aide As Workers Threaten Industrial Action


* Labour gives Ekiti Gov 24 hours strike notice

Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday denied the rumour linking him with the sacking of his Special Adviser on
Political Matters, Alhaji Ademola Bello.

He said Bello has neither been sacked, punished nor relieved of
his position, urging the public to ignore such wild rumour .

The rumour had it in Ekiti State on Tuesday that Fayose had a serious altercation with Bello for scrambling for the governorship ticket ahead of 2018.

It was rumoured that Bello, who hails from Ado Ekiti, was allegedly
scrambling to become the deputy governorship candidate to a candidate to be picked from the south by the Peoples Democratic Party, which has caused serious disarray and mistrust within Fayose’s political family

It was gathered that Fayose, had at a meeting allegedly held in Ado
Ekiti recently , where some of his loyalists were present was said to
have accused Bello of desperation and urged those present to beg him to rescind on his alleged sinister motive to rock the boat.

Bello was alleged to have abandoned office since he had that verbal
war with his principal

Refuting the allegation the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor,
Idowu Adelusi said: “The news which has gone viral on social media is a blatant lie orchestrated by those who insisted in destabilizing
Fayose Administration.

“Alhaji Bello is at his duty post and at the pleasure of Mr Governor.
It is these same elements who few weeks back flied a fake news that the Secretary to Ekiti State Government, Dr Mrs Modupe Alade had resigned whereas the woman had gone on two weeks leave‎.

“We implore the people to ignore these people who are disturbed by the performance and ever growing popularity of Governor Fayose”.

Meanwhile, the organized labour in Ekiti on Tuesday gave a 24 hours
ultimatum to Governor Ayodele Fayose to pay workers’ salary deductions for the month of December, 2015, or face industrial action.