ABUJA, NIGERIA – The Leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), on Monday, led a delegation of workers’ unions to reinstate the embattled national chairman of the Labour Party, (LP), Julius Abure.
The Union who stormed the national secretariat of the Labour Party at Utako in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to show solidarity with the embattled National Chairman, Julius Abure, amidst tight security, also vowed to resist any plot to derail Labour Party, especially now that it is enjoying wide acceptance by Nigerians.
Officials led by the National President, Joe Ajaero, also promised to fish out those who want to usurp the party’s leadership.
Addressing workers at the LP secretariat, Ajaero said the party was borne out of frustration over the conduct of Nigerian politicians, stressing that there are laid down procedures to follow before any change of leadership.
In doing so, NLC President, Joe Ajaero, confirmed that the bright fortune of the party was attracting impostors who are bent on crippling the party by all means, a move he said would be resisted by the working class.
He also threatened that Nigerian workers might be compelled to occupy the residential homes of suspected impostors, some of whom orchestrated the suspension of Abure as national chairman of the party.
He added under no circumstances would the labour movement allows anyone to derail the party they worked hard to recover from impostors.
“Today, we say enough is enough. Never again will any human being enter here under any guise, under any order. Even if we lose our leadership, we have to meet as trustees of this party to decide the next line of action.
“For anybody to illegally declare himself either as chairman, secretary or anything, we urge all workers anywhere in the country, where you see such people, arrest them and bring them to us.
“The hour has come. The Bible says, “from the days of John the Baptist the kingdom of God suffereth violence. And violence taketh by force. Now we have come to take our party, we have come to establish our party. As the fastest-growing party, you can see that envy and jealousy is crippling in. The people that are pioneering this to sabotage us let’s announce here that we know your fathers.
“If you continue this way, we will go after your fathers. We leave it here until we finish our private discussion. Let it be known to the whole world that the NLC fathered LP and we will not abandon our child,” he said.
Ajaero emphasized that only the congress of the party has the power to approve a new leadership and until then, the party would continue to recognize the Abure-led leadership.
He then charged the members of the union all over the country to protect the union and purge it of shady characters.
“Any group that thinks that they can sabotage or derail our ideological move, we will resist them with the last drop of our blood.
“This was formed by the NLC and TUC. This is our party. Nobody can come from the blues and declare himself as the chairman or secretary of our party without our consent.
“It is not done. Such people, if they attempt to come here next time, all their property, all their houses, their residential houses we will occupy it where ever it is located.
“Then they will know that all that they have was given to them by Labour,” Ajaero warned.