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The Labour Party in Abia State led by Ceekay Igara has hailed the organised labour in the state for showing solidarity with the incoming government of Alex Otti by calling off her two-week-old strike.
Igara, in a statement signed by Njoku Jerry Ajike, the state publicity secretary of the party, said it was a sign of the great change that is about to happen among the Abia state workforce.
He stated, ‘We, as the political arm of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, consider this decision to call off the strike by the leadership of the TUC and NLC as a great act of patriotism and evidence of loyalty and support to the incoming Labour Party-led government of Dr. Alex Otti.’
He explained that the leadership of the Congress arrived at the decision on May 27 after visiting the governor-elect, Alex Otti, at his residence.
‘The incoming Executive Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, had reassured the workers of his commitment to improving workers’ welfare without wavering,’ the party assured Abians.
The Eastern Updates recalls that the Kano Division of the Court of Appeal has granted an order for a stay and suspension of the judgement of a Federal High Court in Kano State sacking the Otti.
The Eastern Updates reports that the court also granted the governor-elect leave to appeal as an interested party against the judgement of Justice Mohammed Yunusa delivered on May 18.
The three-man panel of the court led by Justice Ita Mbaba granted Otti seven days from Saturday within which to file the notice of appeal as an interested party. The other two justices are Justice Uche Onyemenam and Justice Usman Musale.