From Osun State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday came a warning that the state may be plunged into serious security crises, if salaries are not paid within seven days.
This is just as the party warned the governor’s aides against insulting people that are making efforts to bail the state out of the “quagmire”, Governor Aregbesola had already admitted the state is in.
The PDP, in a statement issued in Osogbo by the party’s Director of Media and Strategy, Prince Diran Odeyemi, said from all indications, the June 30 deadline for the payment of salaries by Aregbesola, rather than solving the problem, is heightening tension among residents.
According to him, the situation was not helped by the demands of Ramadan period and urged Ogbeni Aregbesola to ensure workers are paid by 21st of June to stem rising tension among the residents.
The PDP said: “We have rightly been informed that crime rate is on the rise, no thanks to the economic crises Ogbeni has plunged the state into. Many more people are taking to crime because of cash crunch.
“And despite the concerted efforts by the police that have resulted in arrests, these criminals can not be kept for more than 24hours because courts are under lock.”
Making reference to the reply of Osun State Government to the tweet by Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, who announced donation of his wardrobe allowance to unpaid Osun workers, the PDP said Aregbesola risks people’s revolt because of insulting replies to those that are willing to bail the pauperised Osun people out of claw of hunger.