NLC Speaks on Stance if Obi Accepts World Bank’s, IMF Policy

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) president, Joe Ajaero, declared that if Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP)’s 2023 presidential candidate, accepts the World Bank’s and the International Monetary Fund’s policies, the labour union would abandon him. 

He stated this Tuesday, during an interview with Channels Television, Ajaero made this claim.

He called the NLC’s stance on the elimination of the power and petrol subsidies “fixated.” Ajaero went on to say that any president of the trade Party who adopted the IMF’s ideas would face stiff opposition from the trade union.

The NLC President said, “He (Obi) is the presidential candidate of the Labour Party but does he own the NLC or the Labour Party? Why can’t you separate them?

“Whosoever is the presidential candidate or official of the Labour Party must buy into our projects. If he says he was going to undertake those policies, let him be elected and try such policies.

“Whether a presidential candidate of a party that Labour forms would dictate for Labour? The answer is known to everybody. The policies of Labour, the ideologies of Labour are clear and we are going to pursue it.

“If anybody is coming with another ideology, he is going to have it tough with us because that is not what we stand for.

“It (our approach) would have been the worst for anybody flying the flag of the Labour Party to come and implement these policies, to come and adopt the policies of the IMF and the World Bank.

“It would have been worse for the person. In fact, we would disown the person, he would be on his own. We have to make this distinction clear.”

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