MEMBERS of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State of Osun have called on Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and Chairman of the party, Prince Gboyega Famodun, to pay the party’s agents used in Saturday’s governorship election.
OSUN DEFENDER observed that there was uproar on the payment of the party agents as members of the party took to their social media handles to complain that they have not been paid two days after the election.
The APC members were obviously afraid that the Governor and the APC leadership might not pay them after losing the election to Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
However, the medium learnt that it is the usual practice of the party not to pay its agents for any election until a week after.
One of the APC members who spoke with the medium on a telephone interview yesterday said: “Normally, the party will not pay the agents until after a week. We have seen instances where we were even paid after two weeks. Our party don’t pay agents instantly.
“What brought uproar on the payment of party agents for the governorship election is because we lost to PDP. People believe that the Governor and party Chairman may not want to pay the party agents again because we lost the election. That is the issue.”
But another APC member said the money should have been paid on Saturday, saying that was what the party promised the agents.
He said: “What we were told by the party leaders what that the party agents would paid on Saturday evening. They told us that the money has been released. But none of the party agents has been paid till now; that is why people are mounting pressure on the APC leaders to pay them.
“We are afraid that because the Governor has lost the election, he might not want to pay again.”