The management of the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation OSBC, have suspended two of its workers, Kunle Makanjuola and Gbadebo Adepoju, for calling the state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, names on a Whatsapp group.
Both men belong to a group on Instant Messaging app, Whatsapp, called You and I that was created by one of their colleagues, Sola Ajala.
Gbadebo Adepoju who is a Deputy Director at the Marketing Department in the corporation left a comment in the group saying
Drama in Osun as State Government under the leadership of Rauf Aregbesola begins the payment of June salary at exactly 1:00am of Osun West Senatorial Bye-election day. Local and state civil servants from Osun West senatorial district, please don’t be deceived by the alert. The alert is your entitlements not a gift. You worked for it, even though you deserved more. Don’t because you get your half salary unexpected behind usual schedule and give your vote to APC. They are full of deceit. Vote for liberation, Vote Ademola Adeleke, Vote for PDP. A vote for Ademola Adeleke is a vote for the beginning of liberation of our dear state from boundage of half salary.
Kunle Makanjuola responded:
‘Oloriburuku governor, oloriburuku’
After his comment, Kunle was called out by some of his colleagues. Realizing he had made a huge mistake, he reportedly removed himself from the group and destroyed his sim card.
He claimed he was never in the group. However, his comments were munched and sent to the management by his other colleagues.
Both men were on Monday summarily suspended indefinitely. Another worker in the broadcasting station, Folakemi Alonge who made an uncomplimentary statement in the group was only issued a query.