APC candidate, Kayode Fayemi.
Following the meeting of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ekiti State congress with the Candidate of the All Progressives Party (APC) Dr. Kayode Fayemi over the July 14, 2018 gubernatorial poll in Ekiti State, the union has declared that it can not be threatened by any person of establishment for holding the meeting with the candidate, saying “it is our civic rights”
The labour group urged workers in the state to go out for the next Saturday’s governorship
poll and vote according to their conscience.
The NLC Chairman in the state , Comrade Raymond Ade Adesanmi stated while addressing a press conference to mark the end of the union’s interactive session with governorship candidates ahead of the July 14 election.
He disclosed that all the candidates engaged by the workers had what it takes to lead the state as governor, adding that workers should mobilize adequately and ready to exercise their civic responsibility by voting for candidate of their choice.
He said : “Let me say without mincing words that Ekiti state is blessed with a lots of potentials, there is none of the candidates that interacted with us that cannot govern the state ,hence labour ia saying that workers should go out and mobilize their dependants to vote according to their conscience.
” Let us re-emphasize here that Nigeria Labour Congress is apolitical, hence we enjoin all workers to come out and fulfil our civic responsibility by voting for the candidate of their choice.”
While noting that not all candidates honoured the union’s invitation for interactive, Comrade Adesanmi thanked those that turned up for the event for seeing workers as critical stakeholders in the development of the state.
The labour boss said the interactive session with candidates afforded them the chance to critique their manifesto as it addressed the plight of workers and presented the union’s position paper on expectations of workers.
He further reiterated that the labour union would give whoever wins the election three months to clear backlog of salaries, otherwise the workers would mobilize against such government.
He, however warned politicians in the state to desist from harassing and intimidating its members ,saying the union would stand against such acts.
He added that security agencies have the right to invite members for questioning ,but explained that members should not be ridiculed for political gains.
“We want to warn all the candidates, be it incumbent or incoming, we are saying without mincing words that we want peace in Ekiti State, this coming election does not worth the blood of anybody and we are saying anybody that is coming to govern us, should not govern us when we are in our graves, we are saying enough is enough, our members should not be harassed”. would rise against such occurrence.”