By Sunday Aloba, Ado-Ekiti
Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State haveÂ apologised to civil servants over their alleged maltreatment byÂ Governor Ayo Fayose who is owing them five month salary arrears.
This forms parts of the resolutions reached at the State ExecutiveÂ Committee meeting presided over by the Chairman, Chief Williams SundayÂ Ajayi in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
The Ajayi-led state PDP executive was declared as the authentic andÂ legally recognized committee by the ruling of a Federal High Court,Â Ado Ekiti in a suit marked FHC/AD/CS/21/2016 in a ruling delivered by
Justice Taiwo Taiwo on May 15.
The court verdict ordered the executives of the faction loyal toÂ Fayose led by Gboyega Oguntuase to stop parading themselves as suchÂ and also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
not to recognize the governor’s faction.
In a communique issued at the end of the meeting a copy of which wasÂ made available to The Nation on Wednesday, the party sympathized withÂ the workers who are presently on strike to press demand the payment ofÂ their salaries.
The communique conveying the resolutions reached at the meeting wasÂ signed by the Publicity Secretary, Dayo Owolabi.
“The party sympathizes with civil servants in the state and weÂ apologize on behalf of the PDP for the misconduct of Mr. Governor andÂ the party promises to advise him to toe the line of reasoning in the
“The party resolves to bring dividends of democracyÂ to the doorstepsÂ of an average Ekiti person.
“The party resolves to work tirelessly towards reconciling theÂ aggrieved members and bring back those who had abandoned the party.
“The purported meetings and/or congress held by Mr. Gboyega OguntuaseÂ and his cronies are in contempt of the subsisting order of theÂ honourable court.
“Any threat or act of intimidation by Mr. Governor or anyone actingÂ for and on his behalf shall be reported to the appropriate securityÂ agencies for prompt action.
“The PDP under Chief Williams Ajayi welcomes all and sundry into itsÂ fold without fear, favour or Ill-will.”