Director of Media and Publicity for the dissolved All Progressives Congress Presidential, Bayo Onanuga, has explained why Nigerian Labour Unions must not be allowed to represent workers again.
In an exclusive interview with The PUNCH, he stated that the Nigerian Labour Congress as well as the Trade Union Congress are now heavily involved in politics which has dented their neutrality.
While responding to the question, “Is Obi proving to be a problem to the camp of the president-elect?”, He said, “The latest joke is the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, aligning with some highly compromised civil society groups, saying they are going to serve as the watchdog for the judiciary.
“In fact, the NLC declared that they are going to have a ‘Register of Shame’ for judges who make pronouncements they don’t like about the election. I don’t understand all that. That’s uncalled for. Of course, the NLC can’t do that.
” The congress is already a party in the election, being a member of the Labour Party. How can you claim that you want to be a watchdog for something that you are already a part of? The NLC and TUC are already heavily partisan and therefore have lost all moral rights to be a judge in the post-election legal fights.
“Looking at the future, I don’t even know how the NLC and TUC can now claim to represent all Nigerian workers having fully embraced the Labour Party,” he added.
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