The Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in Kaduna State, has expressed its support for the current industrial action embarked upon by teachers in the State against the Government’s continuous sacking of civil servants.
The Party observes that the industrial action embarked upon by teachers is the only legal means to seek redress on the injustice presently meted out on them by the oppressive and repressive All Progressives Congress, (APC), led administration in the State.
In a statement issued by the State Publicity Secretary, Ibrahim Alberah Catoh, the PDP noted that the illegal and undemocratic sack of teachers and other civil servants in the State has apparently shows that the el-Rufa’i government was insensitive and out rightly poised to increase the level of unemployment and poverty in the State, instead of alleviating it.
“The incessant sack of civil servants in the State, if allowed to continue unabated, would definitely lead to high rate of crime, social vices, and would dampen the morale of civil servants in the State.
“The leadership of the party can’t fathom why the el-Rufa’i government would appropriate the sum of N1billion in the 2018 budget for the construction of new Legislative Quarters, after selling the ones on ground and numerous government houses across the State at a cheap price to friends and cronies, in line with its so called monetization policy.
“With this, the el-Rufai’s administration has obviously demonstrated its penchant for deception, policy inconsistency and summersault, all aimed at deceiving the public, in other to curry their support as we approach the 2019 general elections.
“We condemned this act in its entirety, for it’s another ploy to fleece the resources of the people of our State of their collective common wealth.
“It is obviously regrettable that the APC rudderless government is now using non-indigenes to embezzle and siphon our state funds under fictitious projects and consultancy contracts, which has no bearing or direct impact on the masses of the State. This must be stopped for the betterment of our people.
“The wanton massacre, burning and kidnap of innocent citizens and traditional rulers in the State is a clear demonstration of the Government’s ineptitude and lack of capacity to curb the insecurity challenge bedeviling the State.
“We wish to assure the people of the State that we greatly feel your pains and are in complete solidarity with you. We shall address your predicaments when you support us to victory in the forthcoming (2019) elections.
“The PDP leadership wishes to reiterate its commitment to reinstate all unjustly sacked civil servants, just like we did in the past in the State back to their office, when we take over power in 2019.
“We call on all and sundry to use their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) rightly, to vote out this fascist, repressive, retrogressive, insensitive, unfocused, and inept Government of the APC, with a PDP progressive and people-oriented Government by 2019,” the statement explained.