The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC and the Trade Union Congress TUC have in their separate speeches accused the Imo State Government of conspiracy that led to the abduction and dehumanizing torture of its President, Joe Ajaero.
Reacting to the development, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 2023 presidential election, Peter Obi, has strongly criticized the attack on the President, of Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero. in Imo State.
It was earlier reported that operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, on Wednesday, allegedly arrested Ajaero in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
However, in response to the reports, the Imo State Police Command stated that they did not arrest him but saved him from a mob attack.
In a statement on Thursday, via his X account, formerly Twitter, 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,” Obi added.
He further noted, “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.”