The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have pledged to support campaign to ensure that the Labour Party candidate, Mr Peter Obi, emerges winner In the 2023 presidential election.
The leadership of the NLC and TUC made the pledge in separate addresses on Tuesday in Abuja.
The NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba, spoke during the 10th Memorial Lecture in honour of the late Pascal Bafyau.
Wabba described Obi as one among the finest Nigerians and the first presidential candidate of Labour Party to be recognised by the labour centre.
According to Wabba, NLC is solidly behind Labour Party and will fully mobilise to ensure the victory of the party come 2023 general elections.
He said that workers’ unions had realised that strikes and protests alone could not change the narratives in Nigeria, especially in regards to workers welfare and fair treatment to the working peoples.
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According to him, hence labour must venture fully into politics and work hard to support candidates whose mantra will make life better for their members and Nigerians at large.
On his part, TUC president, Mr Quadri Olaleye, said that “Obi is a face among the presidential candidates that all labour unions are pleased and are ready to work with.”
According to Olaleye, the entire labour movement has accepted, adopted and will support, and ensure workers massively vote for him in the 2023 presidential elections.
”The Labour Party is stronger, one and formidable and the party has a widespread structure, as there is a worker and a members of either TUC and NLC in every family across Nigeria.
He insisted that Labour Party “is the only party for Nigerian workers,” he said.