The Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused Governor Rauf Aregbesola of withholding the bailout funds meant for the payment of salaries owed workers, thereby inflicting hardship on the people of the state, especially civil servants.
A statement issued by the party’s spokesperson, Prince Diran Odeyemi, in Osogbo, on Sunday, said the mode adopted by Aregbesola in paying salaries, was a further confirmation that the money had been fixed.
Odeyemi noted that workers in the state were last paid half of their July salaries, with all allowances enjoyed by them removed.
He stressed that the retirees were also being treated in same manner, adding that many of them are owed up to six months.
In a swift reaction, the consultant on information to the state government, Sunday Akere, refuted the claims of the PDP.
Akere said: “PDP wants to use our reaction to gain relevance. I am sure they have a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, the state government signed with the workers.
“The bailout covered to June and we have paid June salaries, we have paid July and August.
“We signed a MoU with the workers and we have kept to the terms of the document religiously.”