Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia
The Abia State Chapter of Labour Party led by chief Ceekay Igara, has commended the organized Labour in the State for showing solidarity to the Incoming led government of Alex Otti, by calling off her two weeks old strike.
Igara in a statement Signed by Njoku Jerry Ajike, the
State Publicity Secretary of the party on Sunday said it was a sign of the great change that is about to happen among Abia State workforce.
He stated, “We, as the political arm of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress consider this decision to call off the strike by leadership of the TUC and NLC as a great act of patriotism and and an evidence of loyalty and support to the Incoming Labour Party led government of Dr. ALex Otti
The leadership of the Congress has arrived at this decision on the May 27, 2023 after visiting His Excellency, Dr. Alex Otti at his residence.
“The Incoming Executive Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti had reassured the workers of his commitment in improving worker’s welfare without wavering
“Therefore it would have resulted to an unjust act to let the strike hamper the activities of the Incoming government of hope that has promised so much and committed to execute their promises to the people of Abia state especially the workforce
“Labour Party is the political platform of all categories of workers in Abia state including artisans and business owners, therefore the leadership felt concerned at whatever might have prompted the workers to go on strike at the first place at such a time that entire Abians has taken it upon themselves to work towards a harmonious transition process between the oppressors of the Hardworking People of Abia State and God’s Messenger, Dr. ALEX Otti.
“You will recall that the head of the Innauguration Committee, Mr. Acho Obioma had, during a press conference appealed to the striking workers to reconsider their stand as there are tendencies it could be misunderstood as an act of sabotage to the Incoming government who has repeatedly reminded the striking Abia state workers of its commitment to pay off all outstanding debts and arears deliberately withheld by the outgoing and defeated PDP government due to their ignorance of a generative economic cycle that is powered by the workforce
“As we get ready for the great day of celebrations, Labour Party wishes to use this medium to thank the people of Abia State once more for their overwhelming support to the incoming ruling Party”