The Presidency has said President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Joe Ajaero lied to workers about fighting for them.
This is as it also accused him of playing partisan politics in Imo State ahead of Saturday’s governorship election.
The presidency made the accusation on Tuesday.
Bayo Onanuga, President Bola Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, made the remark while faulting Ajaero’s claim of fighting for workers in the state.
Onanuga had shared a photo showing Ajaero meeting with the Labour Party, LP, governorship candidate in the state, Athan Achuonu.
Posting on X, Onanuga 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.”
However, social media users countered him asking if the meeting was a courtesy visit that happened before he was beaten.
An X user pointed out that the portrait of Ajaero on the wall shows that it was a courtesy visit made to his office.
See reactions below:
The portrait of Joe Ajero on the wall shows that it was a courtesy call that was made to his office. If Hope Uzodinma did the same, would he not have accepted him ? It’s very pathetic how grown up adult make comment like a child.
What are you talking where both INEC and Judiciary are APC political wing.
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