Former governor of Oyo State and leader of the Zenith Labour Party, Rashidi Ladoja, has frowned at an alleged “flagrant disobedience of court orders” and “insensitivity to human feelings” of the present administration in the state.
Ladoja made this observation when reacting to an accusation made against the Abiola Ajimobi-led government by the traders of Temidire Onipako market in Egbeda local government of the state.
The traders had alleged that despite the ruling of a court in their favour not to be disturbed in their market, the government has refused, claiming to have appealed the case.
Ladoja, who was on a campaign tour of the state, said disobedience of court orders was not limited to the marketers’ case, alleging that “inhuman treatment of all cadres of workers” had been the administration’s trademark.
“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 said.
The ex-governor asserted that a teacher who, for lack of money, has to trek a long distance before getting to work will be tired and unhappy, asking, 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 was for them to trade legitimately in a ZLP-led government in the state.
Ladoja then presented the gubernatorial candidate and his running mate, Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli and Kola Olabiyi, respectively, to the people.
The party leader also presented the senatorial candidate for the district, Abiola Olaniyan; and the House of Representatives candidate, Mufutau Ogunremi, in the February 16 general elections.