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The Government of Imo State has claimed that it was currently in possession of classified information revealing that the President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero, is in a secret political agreement with some collaborators to use his office to actualise the governorship ambition of his kinsman.
According to the government, the agreement was reached three weeks ago at Emekuku in Owerri North Local Government of Imo State where Ajaero accepted to work to destabilise the administration of Governor Hope Uzodimma.
According to the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon Declan Emelumba, the kinsman in question who is a serial governorship aspirant spanning PDP and APGA, has already picked the form of one of the political parties for his ambition.
Emelumba said it was also at the meeting that George Ofoegbu Ugochukwu, another kinsman of Ajaero and the governorship aspirant, was selected as the arrowhead of the battle as new NLC chairman in the State.
The Commissioner alleged that the plan was for George who was picked by the serial governorship aspirant, to unleash strikes on the state administration so as to make it unpopular.
‘From information available to us, the strike declared by Ajaero is derived from the Emekuku agreement and therefore politically motivated. Also, to ensure that the plot succeeds at all costs, Ajaero has been moving from one labour leader to the other lobbying for support,’ Emelumba submitted.
He said that it was because of the haste to activate the implementation of the agreement that made Ajaero to throw all caution to the wind by unilaterally imposing a Caretaker NLC Chairman on the State and declaring a strike without any notice to the state government as demanded by Labour laws. The commissioner said the government was raising the alarm for Nigerians, especially the security agencies and labour leaders, to know that what is going on in Imo State has nothing to do with labour issues but the personal clannish ambition of one man.