Abure Calls For Reconciliation With NLC, Ajaero Amidst Conflict

The National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Julius Abure, on Wednesday, appealed to the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, to set aside differences and collaborate with the Party’s leadership.

Abure, further urged the union leader to support their efforts to rebuild the country.

Both Abure and Ajaero had been at loggerheads following several attempts made by the NLC to take control of the LP structure, over claims that Abure was running a one-man show amid allegations of financial malfeasance.

The LP camp had also made a counterclaim that Ajaero was desperately seeking to evict the Abure-led National Working Committee with an ulterior motive to use the Party as a transactional platform ahead of the 2027 election.

Addressing newsmen at the party secretariat in Abuja, Abure described the NLC president as a friend and brother, having worked together in the trenches over the years fighting for the welfare of workers.

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“Consequently, I want to appeal first to my brother, friend and Comrade Joe Ajaero, President of the NLC, whom we have worked together in the trenches over the years in the struggle for workers, to put aside whatever may be his grievances. Let’s work in the interest of our people.

“Fighting the Labour Party is uncalled for and unwarranted, especially at this time when the working people of Nigeria are suffering.

“As we speak today, the minimum wage is still N30,000. There are unfair worker practices by employers across the country. The inflation in Nigeria is unprecedented and nobody talks about workers welfare.

“For us, we need to team up together to be able to fight for better working conditions for our people. We need not waste or dissipate our collective energies in fighting ourselves over nothing.

“The NLC should know by now that the attempt being made to take over the leadership of the party will not work. It is my appeal that working together is better,” Abure said.