The Imo State chapter of the Labour Party, has sent words of sympathy and encouragement to the pensioners in the State, over what it
described as anti Labour Policies against the retires by the State
The pensioners, on Tuesday in Owerri, the State capital, took to the streets to protest against the 60 percent slash in their pension arrears.
Speaking in Owerri, yesterday, during the setting up of new structures of the party, Ikechukwu Akujiobi, said that the party shares in the plight of the retires in the State.
Akujiobi, who is the acting chairman of the party in the State, opined that Labour Party was working to spread its tentacles in all the 305
INEC wards in the State ahead of the 2019 general elections.
He said “Labour Party in Imo State is working to deliver the people of the State from hunger and wicked leadership. We want to deliver our
people from the clutches of bad governance”.
While expressing optimism that Labour Party would send the All Progressive Congress Parking from the government house in 2019,
Akujiobi, posited that the manifesto of the party favours the civil servants and the artisans.
The deputy national chairman of the party, in charge of South, Calistus Uju-Okafor, urged the members of the party to de-emphasis politics of money sharing and work for the growth of the party.
Uju-Okafor said “The major thing working against the growth of politics in Nigeria toady is money. Everybody wants money, without
remembering that once you collect money, who have mortgaged you future and that of you children”.
The deputy national chairman asserted that the party has masses appeal and with hard work from its members, would sweep many state of the federation in 2019.