By Temitope Adedeji in Akure
After he lost the opportunity to get his anointed successor elected as governor, Governor Olusegun Mimiko has been dealt another blow by workers in Ondo State.
The workers trooped out in their thousands at the early hours of Friday, protesting the non-payment of their six months salaries.
The workers were seen with placards having different inscriptions bothering on the payment of their salaries,” pay our salaries like ‘we are dying under your administration,’ ‘Mimiko is wicked,’ Mimiko, pay us now’ and so on.
Speaking with WESTERN POST, one of the workers who would not want his name mentioned, said “it is inhuman for an employer not to even consider his labourers, despite the economic hardship we are all witnessing for over six months now”.
All efforts to speak with some top government officials on the protest proved abortive as attempts made to speak with them were unsuccessful.
Meanwhile, the government had earlier promised the workers during a chat with some of them last week at the International Events Centre known as Dome, during the campaign for the governorship election, that their salaries would be paid as soon as Eyitayo Jegede, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, emerged the winner of the November 26,election.