There is an uneasy calm in Ondo state as the governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has not paid the salaries of teachers in the state.
Few days ago all the health workers in the state went on strike for non payment of their hazard allowances which led to the sacking of all resident doctor in the state owned University of Medical sciences by the government.
Local government workers in the state only got 32% of their total salary for last month.
However an Akure government house source who spoke to us on a condition of anonymity stated that Akeredolu has been using funds meant for the payment of salary and other entitlement to finance his second term bid.
The source stated that when he went to Abuja to purchase his forms he gave a huge amount of money to the members of the former national working committee so as to enable them give him a soft landing during the screening and the primary election.
However after the former National Working committee of the party has been eased out by the National Executive council of the party, he has to revisit the newly constituted caretaker committee, where he also gave them a huge amount of money running into 500 million.
“We are suffering but our governor goes about sharing money meant for our salary to strangers because he wants them to conduct indirect primaries for him”
The ondo state chapter of the All Progressive Congress has been in crises for a long time. This is why many of the aspirants are calling for a direct primary where all the members can vote.