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Action Front condemns brutalisation of NLC President

Says it is a heist by APC government against Nigerian workers and masses

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A group, the United Action Front of Civil Society of Nigeria, has lambasted the federal government led by President Bola Tinubu over the brutalisation of the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero, saying it is a heist by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government against the Nigerian workers and masses.

The group made the assertion in a press release dated Thursday, 2nd November, 2023, entitled “Brutalisation of NLC President is a heist by APC government against Nigerian workers and masses“, signed by the
Head of National Coordinating Secretariat of United Action Front, Mr. Olawale Okunniyi (Veteran Che).

The group asked the “Supreme Court Governor”, Senator Hope Uzodinma to leave Nigeria now or risk public embarrassments from workers and masses.

It also asked Tinubu to tender unreserved apology to Nigerian workers for police brutality against NLC president or face unprecedented mass actions.

The Civil Society Organisation (CSO) expressed sadness over what it termed “the bestial brutalisation of the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero”, which, it said, was orchestrated by “Supreme Court Governor”, Hope Uzodinma of Imo State “in a bid to thwart a popular mass protest of Labour in Imo State”.

Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma
Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma

The group stated that this sort of brutality and dehumanisation of the leader of the Nigerian workers has never happened to any leader of the Nigerian Labour movement in the annals of the Labour Movement in Nigeria, not even during the Abacha bestiality in the dark days of the military.

It added that the closest attempt in Kaduna during the regime of Nasir El-Rufai failed.

Action Front said: “Hope Uzodinma has definitely crossed the Rubicon for ordering his attack Police and thugs to beat up and brutalise the leader of all Nigerian workers.

“So, he is advised to resign immediately and leave Nigeria or risk public embarrassments from Nigerian Workers and masses henceforth wherever he goes.

“Similarly, we find the Bola Tinubu government liable of complicity in this episode of bestiality displayed by the heavily armed force of the Nigerian Police, who stormed the take-off venue of the Workers’ Rally in Imo and abducted the NLC President to brutalise and murder him because they claimed the workers defied a Court injunction.”

The group, therefore, demanded that Bola Ahmed Tinubu, “who is presently at the head of the reckless Nigerian State”, should tender an unreserved public apology to Nigerian workers and the President, Comrade Joe Ajaero within the next three days or risk an unprecedented mass action capable of shutting down State business indefinitely.

“Enough is Enough! Nigeria belongs to the Nigerian people and workers. We can no longer tolerate this executive recklessness and impunity of the APC rule.

“It is time to decide who owns Nigeria. APC government has committed a heist against the Nigerian people and workers and it must be atoned for in a big way!” Action Front thundered. Read more.

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