Lamidi Apapa’s LP faction opposes NLC protest

… says ‘it may sffect Tinubu’s govt’

Lamidi Apapa faction of the Labour Party, on Sunday, kicked against the planned nationwide protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress.

The LP faction, which has had a running battle with the one led by Julius Abure, argued that workers can protest the growing hardship in the country by boycotting work until their demands are met by the Federal Government.

The faction’s National Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi, while addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun State, admitted that the removal of subsidy had compounded the suffering of Nigerians.

He, however, insisted that the directive by the Joe Ajaero-led NLC to the affiliates and state councils to mobilise members for a nationwide protest “is capable of setting Nigerians against the Tinubu Administration for violent overthrow.”

According to him, “Our party noted that the NLC President, Comrade Joe Ajaero, without facts baselessly accused President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of showing enormous disdain and contempt for Nigerian people and workers by the declaration of war of attrition on Nigerian workers and masses without any care leaving them to the throes of hopelessness and helplessness.

“Labour Party agrees with the NLC leadership only on all lawful demands but disagree totally with a resolution calling for mass action. Calling on Nigerians wherever they may be to begin mobilization to take action on their own against a legitimate Government even to the extent of directing associations, individuals and other entities, including the ones already on the streets to ensure that government listens to the people, is a treasonable felony offence.

“Workers can be called to embark on a strike by sitting at home until the Government meets their demands.”

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