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Fayose Chides Fayemi Over Ekiti Doctors Strike

By Lere Olayinka
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose has berated the State Governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi for the strike action embarked upon by all doctors in the State.

He said; "The governor's refusal to pay Doctors in the State General Hospitals the Consolidate Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) is a show of insensitivity to the plights of the people."

Reacting to the doctors strike through the Director General of the Ayo Fayose Campaign Organisation (AFCO), Chief Dipo Anisulowo, the PDP candidate said it was wrong for the governor to have stopped the payment of CONMESS that was being paid before he became governor.

Doctors in the State General Hospitals embarked on an indefinite strike action last week Friday, to demand for the payment of CONMESS, while their colleagues in the State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti joined the strike today.

Fayose said; "With the strike action, the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Ido-Ekiti is the only public hospital functioning in Ekiti State, and what sick people and their relations will be going through now is better imagined than experienced.

"Painfully, Fayemi is going on as if nothing is amiss simply because, himself and his family members are not affected with the strike.

"In Ekiti state today, pensioners are being owed their pension and gratuity, students are being owed bursary, health workers are not paid their Consolidated Health Salary Structure, doctors are not being paid their CONMESS, Civil Servants and Local Council workers are being owed leave bonus, yet Fayemi is spending billions of public fund on his reelection.

"Ekiti people should therefore vote out Fayemi and his oppressive and inhuman government on June 21 and return PDP to power so that our people can begin to enjoy what is due to them."