Following the on-going industrial action in Ekiti State, Daily Post reports that the governor has failed in his attempt to stop the continued strike action by the organised labour unions in the state as a meeting between both parties failed to resolve disputes that led to the ongoing strike.
Sources disclosed that the governor appealed to the striking unionists to shelve the industrial action declared by the Ekiti workers, which has entered its fourth week, in the interest of the state.
His plea however, fell on deaf ears as the meeting ended in a deadlock on Tuesday evening.
Raymond Adesanmi, the Ekiti state chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), told in a telephone interview that they would carry on with the strike because they could not reach a compromise as the meeting failed to resolve the contending issues. He said:
“The governor listened to us and promised to get back to us. We are also going to have our own meeting on Wednesday to review the situation but the strike continues. It is either three months salary or no talk”.
The continued strike in Fayose’s kingdom is only one in the long line of his recent woes. The governor, who vowed to give no peace to the present administration, had on Monday evening, mentioned Aisha Buhari as one of those involved in the corruption scandal of Williams Jefferson, a United States congressman.
He received backlashes afterwards, with the presidency describing him as “a man childishly obsessed with the desire to grab the headlines and insulting people at will because of his incurably boorish instincts.”
The issue also got hotter for governor Fayose on Tuesday evening, as Buhari’s wife rebuked him over the allegations, calling him an unchained mad dog. She said:
“Enough is Enough Fayose. A mad dog that isn’t chained. I refuse to keep quiet,”
The first lady continued angrily via her verified Twitter handle, “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH FAYOSE IS AN UNCHAINED MAD DOG If Buhari is 73 years old, I Aisha am 45 years old, I have more than enough energy to face you”.
It was however gathered that Mrs. Aisha Buhari, later deleted the controversial tweet.