Peter Obi fumes over attack on NLC President, Ajaero

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The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has strongly condemned the attack on the Nigeria Labour Congress president, Joe Ajaero in Imo state.

Wakadaily reports that Ajaero revealed he was beaten, threatened and arrested by men of the Imo state police command while leading a protest in the state on Wednesday.

The NLC President, other national leaders of NLC and their Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, were at the state Secretariat in Owerri to protest among other grievances backlog of unpaid salaries and allowances, Pensions, gratuities and non-compliance with National Minimum Wage Act.

However, in response to the reports, the State Police Command claimed they did not arrest him but saved him from a mob attack.

Reacting on Thursday via his X page, Peter Obi said the brutalisation of NLC President shows the level of lawlessness in Nigeria.

Obi said the incident “has come as a rude shock to most Nigerians. It says a lot about the state of affairs in our country today.

“It shows the level of lawlessness, impunity, criminality, and rascality that have engulfed our dear country. Things like this should worry any discerning mind because it runs counter to the type of country that we all desire and deserve.

“In the New Nigeria of our dreams, abuse of power and the reckless violation of citizens’ rights through acts of impunity will have no place,” he stated.

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