All Progressives Congress, APC, has flayed the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP, over its alleged failure to pay entitlements of it’s National Secretariat staff.
The APC said it was shock that the former ruling party could not meet up with financial entitlements of its staff despite Billions of Naira generated from the sales of nomination forms between 2019 general elections and recently in Edo and Ondo governorship elections.
The ruling party said the fact that PDP is no longer capable of running it’s National Secretariat successfully, shows that the party has nothing to do with governance.
In a statement signed by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, the APC stated its current intervention was in respect of some Nigerians working at the National Secretariat of the PDP but got sacked recently illegally by the party, adding that the number of staff sacked amount to 50%.
“The sacked staff have already dragged the PDP to the National Industrial Court in the suit no. NIC/ABJ/260/2020.
“It will amount to wickedness and lack of empathy for the dying PDP to continue to deny it staff what legally belong to them, hence PDP should rather close shop, bearing in mind the popular saying that “the labourers deserve their wages.”
“It is more shocking that the PDP national secretariat (House of lies and propaganda) could also resort to threats against its own staff who had diligently worked for the party, get sacked illegally and also denied them what is due to them. Where is the empathy, PDP?
“We are reliably informed that for three years since the PDP lost power at the centre, staff of it’s National Secretariat have also not been paid their Housing Allowances, leading to over 50% of them entrapped in litigations with their various landlords, over 20% have their properties thrown out of their living apartments following which some of them resorted to sleeping in the Churches and or squatting with friends and relatives. Some have even sent their family members back to the villages.
“Although the above ugly experience is a culture in opposition PDP but it made worse since most of their leaders do not have easy access to public looting any longer.
“As a responsible governing party, we can only appeal to the leaders in the PDP to show compassion for once because these staffers are Nigerians irrespective of where they are working for now, their entitlements should be paid to the later, including those that have been illegally sacked.
“We also appeal to the Court of law to do justice to the case as the last hope of a common man,’ Nabena stated.