The Presidency has alleged that Joe Ajaero, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, is playing partisan politics in Imo State ahead of Saturday’s governorship election.
Bayo Onanuga, President Bola Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, stated this on Tuesday while faulting Ajaero’s claim of fighting for workers in Imo State.
Onanuga in a post on X, reacting to the NLC president’s meeting with the governorship candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Athan Achuonu in the state, lamented that the Trade Union Congress, TUC, bought Ajaero’s lies of fighting for workers.
An online user, @DavidsOffor had posted: “Here is Joe Ajaero, the Partisan NLC President in a HAPPY mood with Imo State Labour Party’s gubernatorial candidate, Athan Achuonu. This same Ajaero has shut down Imo State because of his huge interest in seeing the unpopular Achuonu win the election on Saturday.
“It is time every Imolites resist the high-handedness of the labour union Leadership. Imo State is currently without light for days now, no fuel supply, teachers and health workers have downed tools etc because Ajaero wants to raise public sympathy against the Governor, so sad.
“Now the question is Imo state the only place the off-season elections are holding, why is Ajaero picking only his home state? His position as NLC President has brought so much pains in the state. NLC has never been dragged this low.”
Reacting, Onanuga wrote: “Joe Ajaero, with Labour governorship candidate playing partisan politics in Imo. And he claims he is fighting for all workers in the state. TUC surprisingly bought the lie.