The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has thrown its weight behind the Labour Party.
In a statement issued by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba and made available to ThisNigeria in Abuja, Labour relished the new sense of hope provided by the renewed Labour Party.
This followed the emergence of Peter Obi who dumped the Peoples Democratic Party for Labour Party and is now its presidential flag bearer.
NLC said the Labour Party would soon become a house whole name as: “It is no longer news that credible, progressive and patriotic politicians, market women, professionals, artisans and the youth of our country are daily trooping to the Labour Party. It is dawning on reactionary politicians that the Labour Party is fully astir and ready to roar.”
“Our Charter of Demands places premium interest in the security of lives and property as the foundation of a socio-economic renaissance.”
They commend the party and its leadership, headed by Comrade Julius Abure who is a former trade union leader for working with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress to reposition the Labour Party.
Millions of Nigerian workers and pensioners are latching on to the new vigour and vision of the Labour Party to take ownership of the long suspended delivery of the Nigeria of our collective dream.
Given the background vigour that in recent times, the Labour Party across the world has demonstrated capacity and exploits.
Labour urged the party delegates, as they meet in Asaba, Delta State to elect candidates that subscribe to the Workers Charter of Demands.
“Delegates should be wary of aspirants who only mouth their progressive credentials. Weighty consideration should be given to candidates whose track record demonstrates panache, restraint, integrity and fiscal discipline.
We want delegates to elect candidates who are pro-Nigeria and pro-workers and who will unite the country.”
The party went further to warn: “Our ideal candidates must not be looters but patriots who will transform every kobo earned as revenue by Nigeria into valuable projects that elevate the narrative of our national development.
Our ideal candidates must leave no one behind, particularly educated and uneducated youths. We must restore hope in the future of our youths.”
They enjoin Nigerian youths to continue to identify with the Labour Party and adopt the party fully as their own.
The new Labour Party is the party for workers, pensioners, ordinary Nigerians, the talakawas, farmers, market women and men, and small and medium enterprises operators as the party symbolises a human-centred approach to development, Wabba noted.