Imo PDP guber candidate demands immediate release of NLC President, Ajaero


Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in Imo State, Senator Samuel Anyanwu has called for the immediate release of the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero.

Anyanwu spoke in a statement signed by the Director, Media, and Publicity Imo PDP Governorship Campaign Organization, Ikenna Onuoha.

Saga Gist had earlier reported that Ajaero was whisked away by the Police in Owerri, Imo State capital, on Wednesday.

Reacting to the development, Anyanwu said, “Credible information obtained shortly after the incident indicates that the only offense purportedly committed by the NLC President, Joe Ajaero is for leading a genuine protest against Uzodimma’s government for owing workers and Pensioners over 42 months arrears.

“Our investigation further revealed that the workers were protesting against the declaration of over 4000 civil servants in the state as ghost workers.

“As a responsible and responsive campaign council championing a genuine cause for the people of the state, it is condemnable for Uzodinma to order the abduction of Comrade Ajaero, in a state he is a bonafide citizen.

“The question is; what is Uzodinma afraid of that he wants to dominate everywhere? If Uzodinma does not want workers to protest against nonpayment of their statutory entitlements, it is ideal for him to clear all the arrears to enable them to provide for their families.

“It is worthy to note that under Uzodinma as Governor, intimidation, harassment, abuse of human rights and illegal arrest have taken center stage in Imo state. Oftentimes, Uzodinma had paid lip service to all these complaints and never cared to respect Imo workers. It is absurd and unwarranted.

“Our campaign council is worried that Imo state in the last three and half years has been on the bad news. As Imo citizens, it is time for the people to take their state back.

“While urging Imo people especially, workers to remain calm and law-abiding, Anyanwu,, therefore assured them that all issues regarding payment of their areas will be the priority of the incoming PDP administration in the state.”

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