Our support for Peter Obi hasn’t changed — NLC Chairman, Wabba
The organised labour on Thursday said that its decision to support the Labour Party, LP, Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi and his running mate Datti Ahmed was sacrosanct.
The organised labour under the aegis of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, said that Nigerian workers will only vote for candidates that are workers friendly in the forthcoming elections.
This is as the NLC has demanded an urgent action from the nation’s apex bank the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to review the Naira Redesign policy including the extension of its timelines.
Speaking during an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja, the outgoing President of the NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba said that people are tired of all bad governance and the pain it has inflicted on the masses over the years.
He urged workers in the country to ensure that they use their votes to install credible leadership in the coming general election.
He said that workers should ensure that they deny political parties and candidates with anti people policies access to power.
He said that workers are in large numbers in the country and there is no doubt that their impact will go a long way in installing a popular government in the coming election.
According to him, “We need more workers in politics and at the helm of affairs of government, those who can understand the perspective of workers.
“Our workers are already in the field mobilizing and campaigning to make sure that only labour-friendly persons are elected into offices at the next general election. The labour party is already making head-way in Abia state. We are tired of those false promises by politicians,” he said.
Speaking on the resolve of the organised labour to support the Presidential candidate of the Labour party, Peter Obi, NLC president maintained that the decision remained sacrosant and that both the party and the labour movement have sealed the agreement with acceptance of the workers Charter of Demand.
Meanwhile, NewsWireNGR recalls the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC, in Lagos State, have endorsed the 2023 presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu and Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State for second term in office.
Speaking on such development, Wabba said that the support for the Labour Party is not wholesome as the workers reserved the right to deny their support for any candidate that does not pass its integrity test or that goes against its Charter of Demand, especially at the state levels.