The Federal Government has accused the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, of playing partisan politics in Imo State ahead of the upcoming Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
Stating this via a post on his X handle, the Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, said Ajaero is lying in his purported fight for the workers in the state.
Onanuga stated this while reacting to the Labour leader’s meeting with the Labour Party governorship candidate in the state, Athan Achuonu.
According to him, the Trade Union Congress, TUC, bought Ajaero’s lies of fighting for workers.
An online user, @DavidsOffor 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 has currently without light for days now, has 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 is the only place the off-season elections are holding, so why is Ajaero picking only his home state? His position as NLC President has brought so much pain to the state. NLC has never been dragged this low.”
Reacting to the development, 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.”