Anyanwu Calls for Immediate Release of NLC President- Ajaero in Imo

…Flays his alleged  abduction in Imo

The PDP Governorship candidate in Imo state, Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu(Samdaddy) has called for the immediate release of the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero, and described his abduction as an affront. It is regrettable that the widely condemned lawlessness of the present administration in the state has reached to an uncontrollable measure where everyone is a major target.

It can be recalled that a letter jointly signed by the NLC and TUC National Secretaries respectively,by  Comrade Emmanuel Ugbaja and Comrade Nuhu Toro accused the Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress,APC in the November 11 election, Hope Uzodinma of masterminding the NLC National President’s abduction.

The council stated that reliable information obtained shortly after the incident indicated that the only offense purportedly committed by the NLC President, Joe Ajaero is for leading a genuine protest against Uzodinma’s government for owing workers and Pensioners over 42 months arrears.

” Our investigation further revealed that the workers were protesting against the declaration of over 4000 civil servants in the state as ghost workers”,it noted

PDP informed that as  a responsible and responsive campaign council championing a genuine cause for the people of the state, it is condemnable for Uzodinma to allegedly order  the abduction of Comrade Ajaero, in a state where  he is a bonafide citizen.

“The question is; what is Uzodinma afraid of that he wants to dominate everywhere? If Uzodinma does not want workers to protest against non payment of their statutory entitlements, it is ideal for him to clear all the arrears to enable them provide for their families.

“It is worthy to note that under Uzodinma as Governor, intimidation, harassment, abuse of human rights and illegal arrest have taken a center stage in Imo state. Often times, Uzodinma had paid lip service to all these complaints and never cared to respect Imo workers. It is absurd and unwarranted.

“Our campaign council is worried that Imo state in the last three and half years has been on the bad news. As Imo citizens, it is time for the people to take their state back.”

Urging Imo people especially, workers to remain calm and law abiding, Anyanwu therefore assured them that all issues regarding payment of their arrears will be the first priority of the incoming PDP administration in the state.


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