Abure-led LP seeks reconciliation with NLC president Ajaero

Julius Abure, national chairman of the Labour Party (LP), has sought reconciliation with the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and its president Joe Ajaero.

TheCornet reports that Abure and the Ajaero-led NLC disagreed over the former’s handling of the LP and had asked him to resign. Abure however spurned the request and, instead, conducted a congress from which he emerged the party’s national chairman.

In his press briefing on Wednesday, Abure appealed to Ajaero for a resolution of their rift.

He said, “Consequently, I want to appeal first to my brother, friend and Comrade Joe Ajaero, President of the NLC, whom we have worked together in the trenches over the years in the struggle for workers, to put aside whatever may be his grievances. Let’s work in the interest of our people.

“Fighting the Labour Party is uncalled for and unwarranted, especially at this time when the working people of Nigeria are suffering.

“As we speak today, the minimum wage is still N30,000. There are unfair worker practices by employers across the country. The inflation in Nigeria is unprecedented and nobody talks about workers welfare.

“For us, we need to team up together to be able to fight for better working conditions for our people. We need not waste or dissipate our collective energies in fighting ourselves over nothing.

“The NLC should know by now that the attempt being made to take over the leadership of the party will not work. It is my appeal that working together is better.”


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