The Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Oyo State, Comrade Ibrahim Mohamed on Wednesday petitioned the state Director of Department of State Services and the Commissioner of Police in the state accusing Governor Seyi Makinde of been after his life.
He further stated that the former Chairman of the congress, Comrade Bayo Titilayo-Sodo, who is not the Special Adviser to the Governor on Labour Matters had threatened to kill him several times.
Mohamed noted that Titilayo-Sodo disclosed that he is acting on the instruction of Makinde to eliminate him so that his government will have a good relationship with the NLC in the state.
The petition reads, “I bring your fraternal greetings from the bottom of my threatened heart and to inform you that attempted death threat was made to my life by Comrade Bayo Titilayo-Sodo, the immediate past president of NULGE and the immediate past chairman of NLC and now the Special Adviser to Governor Makinde on Labour when he met with the acting chairman of NLC and Trade Union Congress where he boasted categorically that he was going to kill me because I have become an obstacle for the government which has continued to indulge in anti-workers policies which I resisted and will continue to resist.”
“Consequently, Comrade Bayo Titilayo-Sodo informed Comrade Kayode Martins, the acting chairman of NLC on March 29 that Governor Seyi Makinde instructed and directed him that for his administration to have a cordial relationship with the NLC, Comrade Ibrahim Mohammed, the Secretary of the Amalgamated Union of Corporation Civil Service, Technical and Recreational Services Employees and NLC secretary must be removed from office.”
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Labour Matters in a swift reaction described the allegations levelled against him and the state Governor as libellous.
In a letter written by his lawyer, A. A. Abolaji Esq, Titilayo-Sodo demanded the sum of N50 million as compensation for the allegations levelled against him by the labour leader.