The governor said, “On the issue raised by some 500 workers in the state, to the best of my knowledge, there is no plan by the government to retrench any worker.
“However, we must add that although the partisan posture of some workers during the election was wrong, there is no plan to sanction or retrench anyone over that.
“The verification being conducted by the establishment committee is to look inwards and examine ourselves as an administration. We are doing this due to the consistent deficits we are experiencing. This is why there are no government officials on the committee.
“We have asked them to help check and also find other ways of raising revenues. If they come out to say, the figure we have is correct, so be it. If they say we have some addition, we will check again. Things at the moment are hard and it is a challenging moment for us as a state.”