Former Ekiti Governor, Ayo Fayose, has described the revocation by Gov. Kayode Fayemi, of appointment of 2,000 workers by him shortly before leaving office, as “height of wickedness and political vendetta.”
Fayose called on all the affected civil servants not to be disillusioned, but to approach the court to challenge the State Government’s decision.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, on Thursday in Ado Ekiti, the former governor said that sacking people duly engaged in the service by a duly constituted government was most unfortunate.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government on Thursday announced the cancellation of 2000 appointments carried out by the Fayose-led administration in October 2018.
The government declared that their recruitment did not follow due process and was politically lopsided to give undue advantage to the cronies of the former governor. Fayose, however, said that the incumbent governor, by the action, had succeeded in writing his name in the history books of Ekiti as one who inflicted sorrow on the people.
“He has demonstrated this by sacking Ekiti people who were duly employed by the state government. “Whoever that applauds this show of wickedness will be reminded in future when actions of Fayemi will also be reviewed.
“As for those who have now become victims of this act of wickedness and political vendetta, they should enforce their rights to seek redress in the court of law,” he said. Also reacting to the development, the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in a statement, described the action as “insensitive, ungodly and anti-people.”
The statement issued on Thursday in Ado Ekiti was signed by the Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Jackson Adebayo.