Things appear to be working in the wrong direction for the Peoples Democratic Party as cleaners working at its national headquarters in Abuja have embarked on indefinite strike over unpaid salaries.
The cleaners had been complaining that the national leadership of the party refused to pay them their salaries in the last four months.
The cleaners said they had hoped that the leadership of the party would use part of the billions of naira it raked from the sale of expression of interest forms to its candidates to settle their arrears of salaries.
However, when the party paid some of those it owed on Wednesday and refused to settle the cleaners whose salaries were in the range of N14, 000 per month, they decided to embark on a strike.
When our correspondent visited the national headquarters of the party located at Wuse Zone 5, Abuja on Thursday, the building and its surroundings were unkempt.
One of the cleaners, who spoke with journalists on condition of anonymity said, “We have decided to boycott the cleaning activities of both the offices and the premises of this secretariat until we are paid the three months salaries the party owes us.
“We need to take this action because since the party lost the presidential election to the All Progressives Congress, we have not been seeing majority of the members of its National Working Committee.
“We don’t even know if the party will continue to function as it used to be due to the loss.”
When contacted, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Olisa Metuh, said he was in the South-East for the Saturday’s governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections.
“Because of this, I may not know what you are saying,” he said, adding that he was in the zone to ensure success for the party.
Meanwhile, Metuh has said that the PDP is poised to win more states on Saturday despite the fallout of the presidential election.