Former governor of Oyo State and leader of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Senator Rasidi Ladoja, on Tuesday said that the party will address mass failure by students in public schools and “bad salaries” to workers in the state.
Ladoja made these declarations while speaking during the party’s campaign rally held in Ibadan, the state capital.
The former governor, while speaking also frowned at an alleged flagrant disobedience of court orders and insensitivity to human feelings of the present administration led by Governor Abiola Ajimobi in the state.
Ladoja, who was on a campaign tour of the state, described the alleged disobedience of court orders by Ajimobi as inhuman treatment of all cadres of workers has been their trademark.
He said, “Imagine a party that promised workers heaven and earth only to keep on accumulating backlog of salaries running to six, 10 months making the salary worthless at the end of the day as a result of indebtedness.
“Just last week, workers in state government-owned institutions stormed his office over unpaid salary arrears of between three to 18 months.”
Ladoja asserted that “a teacher who for lack of money had to trek a long distance before getting to work will be tired and unhappy, how then do we expect good results from our children?.
“You recollect we were in court over Olubadan tussle, a competent court of the state delivered judgement against them, yet, they have no respect for it, they are on appeal, you can now see that disobedience to the rule of law by Ajimobi is not limited to you,” Ladoja stressed.
He, therefore, assured the traders that the atmosphere is for them to trade legitimately in a ZLP-led government in the state.
Ladoja used the occasion to present the gubernatorial candidate of the party and his running mate, Barrister Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli and Prince Kola Olabiyi to the people.
He assured the teeming supporters who trooped out in large numbers that Sharafadeen Alli will lead a good, urbane and humane government that will ensure a rebirth of the state where lives will become more abundant for the masses.