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Imo protest: Peter Obi reacts to attack on NLC President, Ajaero in Owerri

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP in the 2023 general election, Peter Obi has stated that the attack on the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Joe Ajaero was a rude shock to most Nigerians.

AFRIPOST reports that Ajaero on Wednesday, mobilized workers for a solidarity protest in Owerri, Imo State capital over the alleged violation and abuse of rights and privileges of the state workers by Governor Hope Uzodinma-led government.

The protest, however, ended with a different story as the NLC president was attacked and arrested by the state police.

Reacting to the development in a post on his official X handle on Thursday, the former Governor of Anambra state claimed that the incident was an indicator of how “lawlessness, impunity, criminality, and rascality have engulfed our dear country”.

He wrote, “What happened to the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Joe Ajaero, in Imo State, yesterday has come as a rude shock to most Nigerians. It says a lot about the state of affairs in our country today.

“Things like this should worry any discerning mind because it runs counter to the type of country that we all desire and deserve.

In the New Nigeria of our dreams, abuse of power and the reckless violation of citizens’ rights through acts of impunity will have no place”.

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