Another protest BREAKS OUT As Nigeria Youths hit the street | popular Obidient dumps labour party for APC

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Youths Oppose NLC, TUC Protest

Many youths yesterday took to the streets in Abuja against the nationwide protests by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.

The Youths under the auspices of Nigeria Civil Society Forum (NCSF) who marched from the Unity Fountain to the federal secretariat and National Assembly gate vowed to resist any attempt by organised labour to plunge the country into anarchy.

Addressing journalists during the march, the NCSF convener, Terrence Kuanum, said the planned nationwide protest by NLC and TUC was an act of sabotage and urged Nigerians to ignore the unions as they are not fighting for the interest of the general public.

Kuanum said: “What is happening is sabotage and we already anticipated this because few Nigerians were benefiting immensely from this subsidy regime and insecurity that was in this country.

“I am hungry, you are hungry but it is not by sabotaging the system or antagonising the system that we can resolve this issue.  We can only resolve this issue as patriotic Nigerians that are concerned that we need to resolve this problem and the generation next to us doesn’t face it.

 “We are giving them 24 hours to rescind the decision of the protest and go back to the table that we have agreed that they should be on it. If they come out we are calling on Nigerians not to respect any decision that will come from NLC and TUC because we are going to mobilise the masses to stay back and work for this country.”

Co-convener, Sunday Attah, said calling for protest against a government that is just eight months in office was uncalled for and demanded more time for the current administration.

Popular Obidient activist dumps LP in Ebonyi for APC

A front-line member of the Obedient Movement in the Southeast States, Ambassador Obinna Ukor, has finally dumped the Labour Party (LP) to join the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ebonyi State.

Ukor said his decision to join the APC was motivated by the good works of Governor Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, who, according to him, has proven the capacity to lead the people beyond political party affairs.

The event took place on Friday night at the Party’s state Headquarters in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi capital.

“Today is a faithful day in my political history because I was once a member of the Labour Party, LP, and also the obedient movement. When you talk about the obedient movement, you are talking about us here.

“When you look around Ebonyi State, you will discover that everywhere is peaceful, unlike before. I’m here today to also call on my colleagues in the Diaspora to join hands with our governor to build our state because Ebonyi belongs to us all.” He said.

Also joining the APC was Fred Ukor, a cousin to Obinna Ukor, who commended the Governor Nwifuru-led administration in Ebonyi state for its youth empowerment Programmes that have elevated the lives of street hawkers and menial workers.

“We were all based abroad, and when we came back to Nigeria, we decided to join the Labor Party, but in the process, we discovered that the Labor Party is not doing well, but we have seen the good works of Governor Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru.

“The youth empowerment and assistance of those hawkers has brought good names to our state. Before now, each time we came back to Nigeria, we saw a lot of Ebonyians in Lagos floating the streets, but since Governor Nwifuru came, things have changed, and that’s why we are here to join hands with him to build our state.” He said.

While receiving the decampees, the state chairman of the APC, Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha, thanked the duo for their active participation in the 2023 general elections, noting that their efforts produced a South-East Presidential candidate of Igbo extraction, which could not have been actualized.

“During the days of the Obedient Movement, I was relating to both of you. there is one music that the Igbos have danced very well, but we didn’t let it enter our brains; we managed it.

“As you people were vibrating to give us relevance, we knew that there was no way it could have been actualized; our problem has always been not coming together, but I thank God today for people like our governor, a young and vibrant man who is doing everything to ensure that we get to the right way of doing things.

He charged them to apply the same measure of strength they used during the obedient movement to support Governor Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru in the transformation of the state.

“Now that you are seeing his actions, it is a good time for all of us to come together as vibrant brains, to give him support.” He added.


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