The Presidency, on Thursday, accused the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Joe Ajaero of playing partisan politics in the Imo State governorship election holding on Saturday, November 11.
The Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, made this allegation in a statement via his X handle on Thursday.
He stated: “Joe Ajaero, with the Labour governorship candidate, (are) playing partisan politics in Imo. And he claims he is fighting for all workers in the state. TUC surprisingly bought the lie.”
He also dismissed Ajaero’s claim of fighting for workers in the state.
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Onanuga’s reaction is coming on the heels of Ajaero’s meeting with the Labour Party, (LP) governorship candidate in the state, Athan Achuonu.
According to Onanuga, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) bought Ajaero’s lies about fighting for workers.
Ripples Nigeria reports that leaders of NLC and TUC declared an immediate and total strike in Imo State from Tuesday over last week’s attack on AJaero, and other labour leaders.
They equally threatened that if their grievances were not attended to, a nationwide strike would begin on November 14.
“The person of Uzodimma, the Governor of Imo State is declared persona non grata at all airports in Nigeria until he purges himself of bestial tendencies.
“Our unions will make further efforts through our international affiliations to blacklist Hope Uzodimma worldwide.
Joe “Furthermore, all aviation workers in Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri are hereby directed to stay at home”, the unions had said.