NLC Abuja Calls For Boycott Of NASS Poll Over Ajulo's Abduction
Leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Abuja council Friday called on all workers and affiliates across the territory to boycott the National Assembly election barely 16 hours to the election across the country over the kidnap of Kayode Ajulo, the Labour Party flag bearer for the FCT Senatorial candidate.
Abdullahi Yahaya, Chairman of the Congress gave the directive at the emergency meeting held over the kidnap of Kayode Ajulo, the Labour Party flag bearer for the FCT House of Representatives seat.
Yahaya who condemned the illicit act, however called for the intervention of Bala Mohammed, FCT minister and FCT Commissioner of Police.
He said, “this is a barbaric act, and an embarrassment to the Congress and the peace loving residents of the FCT, Barrister Kayode Ajulo represents the very transformation era to which FCT residents and Nigerians are yearning for, a generational change from era of godfatherism to an era of popular mandate as captured in the popular slogan of one person, one vote currently pervading the Nigerian airwaves.
“It is in the contest of the above that the NLC FCT Council condemns in strongest terms the attempt to intimidate the Labour Party in the FCT and Barrister Kayode Ajulo the senatorial candidate of the Labour Party in the FCT in particular and called on all relevant authorities to fish out perpetuators of this dastardly act urgently as failure to do so immediately can only cast aspersions n the ruling party and the highly respected Minister of FCT and the newly transferred FCT Commissioner of Police in the territory respectively.”
While putting all workers on alert, Yahaya disclosed that the NLC FCT council “had already mobilized all its affiliates on a standby alert to ensure that the Labour Party senatorial candidate is released immediately from captivity unhurt to enable him participate actively in tomorrow’s senatorial election and all those responsible for this barbaric act be apprehended and prosecuted in accordance with the relevant statutes as recently passed by the National Assembly.
“Failure to do the above, civilized approach to the issue at hand may lead to face off between organized labour and the relevant authorities in the FCT as all our members in the FCT have been directed not to participate in the election until the Labour Party senatorial candidate is released by his abductors because as labour slogan we say ‘Injury to one, is injury to all!”