Edo governorship: PDP is anti-workers — Oshiomhole
The Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state as an anti-workers party.
He claimed that the PDP, during its tenure, purged the public service of over 7,000 workers without paying their pensions and gratuities.
Speaking at a governorship rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Egor Local Government, yesterday, Oshiomhole said the PDP had a deep-seated hatred for workers and teachers.
“When the PDP were here, in four, five, six months, Nigerian Union of Teachers will remember, they were not paying salaries and the teachers had to alternate on which days to attend classes to make ends meet.
“The classrooms were leaking with potholes inside the classrooms. So, many male teachers left, leaving only the women who were hoping that one day, God will intervene. God intervened and the APC came,” Oshiomhole also said.
He said out of the 36 states in the federation, the teachers in Edo State remained the first to be paid their salaries.
He said the state government had paid about N26 billion of the bond taken for the water storm master plan project, adding that the first phase of the project would be completed in December.
The APC governorship candidate, Mr Godwin Obaseki, said his government would focus on human capital development, adding that industrialisation, technology and large-scale farms would be promoted to provide jobs for the youths.
Obaseki said the state would key into the federal government’s scheme where the poorest in the society would get a N5,000 succour monthly, while the women would get soft loans to grow the economy.