APC staff threaten to down tools over unpaid salaries

by Dolapo Adelana

Workers of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have threatened to down tools over the party’s inability to pay their salaries, Thisday reports.

According to the newspaper some of the senior staff were already making efforts to mobilise junior staff for a protest against the party’s national leadership.

Some of the staff who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the party was facing a financial crisis like it did last year.

They said APC governors had stopped funding the party due to their displeasure on how the party is run by the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun led NWC.

A staff said they are owed 2016 Thirteenth month and the salary of February this year.

“Our conditions are worsening everyday as staff of the ruling party. We are working in an environment that is not conducive for productivity. We hardly use municipal electricity or generator light in the party secretariat for six hours per day.

“If the chieftains of the party are not happy with the NWC members, they should say so and change them so that they can fund the party properly. There is no how anybody would think that the membership registration money can run a party, not to talk of APC effectively.

“If this debts and poor condition of service were not addressed soonest, we the staff would be forced to down tools.”

However, a source told journalists on Monday that the governors were not happy with how the NWC members had not been prudent enough in managing the monies that had come into the party.

Efforts to reach the party’s spokesman for comments was unsuccessful. Also other principal officers of the party declined comment on the issue.

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