*Drums support for Labour Party
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
With about a month to this year’s general election, the All Workers Convergence (AWC), has advised Nigerian workers to resist attempts to rig and truncate the general elections starting on February 25.
The Workers Convergence in a statement on Sunday by its National Coordinator, Comrade Andrew Emelieze, stressed that the advice was as a result of recent events in the country.
Specifically, AWC stressed, ” recent events has shown that attempts are being made to truncate the 2023 general elections”, and that “the general insecurity challenge and the attack on INEC facilities confirm that there are hidden agenda somewhere to frustrate the 2023 general elections”.
It maintained that with the unfolding signals in the country, Nigerian working people should resist any attempt to truncate the 2023 general elections and or the rigging of the elections.
” Recent events has shown that attempts are being made to truncate the 2023 general elections. The general insecurity challenge and the attack on INEC facilities confirm that there are hidden agenda somewhere to frustrate the 2023 general elections. The Nigerian working people are however called upon to resist any attempt to truncate the 2023 general elections and or the rigging of the elections”, it said
AWC added, ” the past seven years has been the tales of woes and lamentation. It has been from one crisis to the order, more of an endless degeneration as if the situation is irreparable. The Nigeria workers have been visited with unexpected hardship and confusion has been an order”.
” Our people have never had it this bad. Besides the reign of mass hunger and poverty in the land, our people are daily murdered in cold blood and our so called government has not been able to call the sawage to order.”
It stressed further, ” workers have been suffering in silence in the face of hellish existence. Businesses have been crumbling and everything collapsing in Nigeria. Infact, it is as if a shadow is cast on Nigeria. Buhari’s government has not been able to fulfill at least one of her electoral promises rather it has been the reign of terror , horror and massive corruption in the last seven years”.
The All Workers Convergence however called on the Nigerian workers, unemployed, students and the retirees to massively vote for the labour party in the 2023 general elections, adding, ” labour party is our only option on the ballot. It is our party, a worker’s party must not be denied at this crucial time.”
” This is the more reason the NLC/TUC, the labour movement in Nigeria, the left, the student unions and the conscious civil society groups must rally round the Labour Party and ensure that the toiling masses are mobilized to vote for all the candidates of the labour party in the coming elections.
” The labour movement is called upon to take advantage of the nascent acceptance and popularity of the labour party and turn it around for the goal of a workers state. Labour party has never had it so good, labour movement must not allow this growing love for the labour party slip away. However bad it has been with Labour Party in projecting the workers ideology, it is better we engage from within than fighting from outside. Yours sincerely, as a working class, we should all commend the leadership of the Labour Party for their charisma in projecting the party, it is time to complement their efforts”