Workers under the auspices of the organized labour in Ondo state have decided to commence an immediate action to chase Doyin Odebowale, a senior special assistant to governor Akeredolu out of office, starting from Monday 10th May, 2021.
The workers disclosed their decision in a letter written to the Governor and his wife, Betty on Friday, while demanding the immediate suspensions of the SSA on special duties, Odebowale.
Odebowale was alleged to have slapped a pregnant woman while on duty at the Oja Oba market in Akure, the state capital on Thursday.
He had since denied the allegation.
However, the NLC through its Chairman, Sunday Adeleye on Friday evening made available to newsmen, copies of letters sent to the Governor and his wife on the matter.
The union is demanding that the Governor suspends Odebowale and setup a panel to probe him for allegedly slapping a pregnant woman, who is also a public servant.
Details of the letter below:
OD/NLC/47/273 7th May, 2021
Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,
RE: SLAPPING OF A PUBLIC SERVANT BY DR. DOYIN ODEBOWALE (SSA SPECIAL DUTIES)
We bring you solidarity greeting, Your Excellency.
It is with pain and heavy hearts that we write to report again (probably for the last time) on your appointee by name; Doyin Odebowale. It grieves our hearts that a man like him still finds space and expression in a decent and humane government like yours, Sir.
You will recall Your Excellency, that, Labour had last year written to your office on more than two occasions of the malfeasance and incorrigibility of Doyin Odebowale regarding his acclaimed working for Mr. Governor against our members, tempered us and openly warned him against reoccurrence of his obnoxious behaviours.
Our dear Governor, to our chagrin and disbelief the “animal” in Doyin Odebowale yesterday (6th May, 2021) reared its ugly head again when at the Erekesan Market, he inhumanly slapped a heavily pregnant woman by name Mrs. Egbebi Adeola.
Reports that reached the Congress from her colleagues on duty and her primary Union all pointed to the fact that, the victim did nothing to have deserved such animalistic treatment from Doyin Odebowale.
Your Excellency, with due respect and utmost regard for your office and person, we beg to say, enough is enough of Doyin Odebowale and his ignoble role in your government.
We are tempted to say, Doyin is the ‘black sheep’ in this government with the sole aim of tarnishing and destroying the good image Your administration has laboured to carve.
We own this government and there abounds eloquent testimonies of our and your achievements as a result of the industrial harmony and peace engendered by maturity understanding and warm relationship which are building blocks for the enduring and much talked about convivial atmosphere.
Therefore, an ‘utter stranger’ shall not be allowed, no more to truncate it.
We pray Your Excellency to immediately suspend Doyin Odebowale from office and set up a panel of inquiry to look into the matter with a view to coming up with appropriate sanctions if, found culpable in the matter.
To this end, Organised Labour shall commence immediate action to ensure that the ‘unwanted element’ is chased out of office starting from Monday 10th May, 2021.
We thank you, Your Excellency.
for the Union makes us strong.
Com. Oluwole Adeleye Sunday
Com. Shado F.K