Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Ekiti State, Ade Adesanmi, has called on workers in the state not to dabble into partisan politics, in spite of the fact that no law in the country insulated them from exercising the right.
Adesanmi, who said the erroneous belief that partisan politics is criminal and out rightly forbidden in the country’s Civil Service, said the fear that workers with partisan interest could sabotage the government of the day accounted for why such practice was not being encouraged and not because they were barred by law.
According to the NLC boss who clarified that apart from a supreme court’s verdict that had laid the matter to rest, he added that the formation of the Labour Party, LP, by Nigerian workers was suffice to corroborate his assertion.
Adesanmi, who also denied the allegation that labour leaders in Ekiti collected a staggering sum of N25 million from the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, to call out the recent industrial strike embarked upon by workers, described the accusation as an insult to Ekiti workers.
Adesanmi, who spoke at the weekend appealed to Ekiti workers to be loyal to the government of Ayo Fayose’s administration to prevent anarchy in the system.
He said: “Let me just say this, there is a supreme court’s judgment that had laid that to rest. What did that judgment say; it said workers can participate in politics, because they too are part of the society.
“But in spite of this, we are not encouraging divided loyalty, we have to be loyal to the government of the day and that is why we are discouraging our people from participating in partisan politics.

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