NLC chairman Ajaero on mission to destroy LP – Abure

The National Chairman of Labour Party, (LP), Mr. Julius Abure, on Thursday accused the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero of using thugs to invade the party’s national headquarters, “saying he is on a mission to destroy the labour party.”

Mr. Abure also said Comrade Ajero has destroyed the NLC with his inordinate ambition of becoming Governor of Imo state in 2027.

Addressing Journalists in Asaba, Delta state capital, Abure while reacting to the shutting down of LP national headquarters by NLC members who demanded for his, Mr. Abure said picketing of the party’s Secretariat was politically motivated.

He described the action as a show of rascality and abuse of office and the laws of the land, while calling on the federal government to bring NLC President to book immediately.

According to him, “I must state today that the leadership of NLC under Joe Ajaero is on the part of destroying the successes we have recorded in the 2023 general election.

“I had expected that as a responsible trade union centre, a responsible labour leader, number one should have teamed up with Labour Party to see how we can team up together to make the country better.

“Unfortunately and ironically too, the NLC is the one that is on the part of war against Labour Party. I must state clearly that Ajaero as NLC President has not been able to organise a successful strike action. Not even a single protest or even picketing government establishment in order to bring government to accede to the numerous requests of workers.

“As we speak, there are unfair labour practices meted out to workers by several organisations in the country. I have not seen Joe Ajaero go to such organisations to picket them.”

“The law is very clear that you cannot picket an organisation where you do not have your workers. We are not the employers of NLC and they don’t have the legitimate reason to picket our office.

“We have no trade union congress dispute with NLC, there is no notice issued to us that we have a trade union dispute with NLC. This is clearly an abuse of office and abuse of the laws of the land.”