Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has refuted claims that the delay in payment of salaries of workers is due to the state government’s support for the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki in his ongoing trial at the Code Of Conduct Tribunal.
The governor disclosed this on Monday, in a statement issued on his social media accounts by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Dr. Muideen Akorede.
Governor Ahmed described the allegations as “false and mischievous” while adding that Saraki is capable of funding his legal defence and associated costs without sorting into public funds.
He blamed the delay in payment of salaries on the drop in federal allocation which in turn is affecting all tiers of government.
Furthermore, the governor flatly rejected the assertion that he terminated the Chairman of the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) appointment for allegedly criticising the Senate President.
Ahmed noted that he supports the constitutionally-guaranteed freedom of expression and that the PTA is a non-governmental organisation and is therefore not subject to governmental control including removal or suspension of its officials.