ERAP’s Legal Threat Against Tinubu and Uzodinma
The Socio-Economic Rights And Accountability Project (SERAP) issued a strong warning on Tuesday, indicating its intention to take legal action against President Bola Tinubu and Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma.
This move comes in response to the recent attack on the National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, who was arrested during a protest in Imo State.
The Controversial Arrest of Joe Ajaero
Joe Ajaero’s arrest led to a contentious situation in Imo State. While the state police command denied arresting Ajaero and stated that he was placed in protective custody to prevent a potential mob attack, Uzodinma accused the labor leader of interfering in the state’s political affairs.
SERAP’s Stance and Legal Action
SERAP, a prominent non-governmental organization, declared its intention to take legal action against the Tinubu administration and Governor Hope Uzodimma.
They specifically cited the brutal attack on Joe Ajaero in Imo State and expressed their concern about the failure of the authorities to bring those suspected of being behind the attack to justice.
Nationwide Strike Declaration
In a related development, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) jointly announced a nationwide strike.
This decision was reached following an extraordinary National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja on Tuesday. As a result of this announcement, the organized labor unions have initiated the mobilization of their members and allies across the country.
The strike is scheduled to commence on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, raising concerns about potential disruptions and its impact on various sectors. The situation remains fluid as legal and labor actions unfold.