By Seyi Babalola
Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, a candidate for governor for the Peoples Democratic Party in Imo State, urged the leadership of organized labor on Monday to hold the All Progressives Congress or APC, accountable for the appalling conditions of some of its members throughout the federation.
This was revealed by Anyanwu, a former senator and national secretary of the PDP, in a statement made available to reporters by his media assistant, Ikenna Onuoha.
He bemoaned the fact that the APC administration and its agents are doing all in their power to undermine workers’ attempts to create a better society, despite the significant contribution they have made to the growth of the economy.
He further said, “It is inhuman and uncivilized for the APC government to treat workers’ welfare with disdain, noting that until its administration is sacked and sent packing, it will be impossible for workers to access or enjoy their genuine benefits.”
He asserted that as one of the main responsibilities of organized labor is to recognize the effort and commitment of the typical working class, raise awareness of their rights, and defend them against exploitation, harassment, and intimidation, its leadership should start working right away to fulfill this goal.
He praised workers everywhere for being modest, committed, and diligent to their country and urged the government at all levels to prioritize their wellbeing in their plans.
While thanking them on the occasion of the 2023 International Workers’ Day commemoration, Anyanwu strongly denounced the difficult circumstances that workers in Nigeria are facing as a result of the APC’s poor leadership, violation of human rights, and disregard for global best practices.
He urged them to remain prayerful that such a distasteful situation they are currently witnessing will be a thing of the past.