The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has leveled serious accusations against Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma, claiming he is involved in a plot to assassinate the president of the union, Joe Ajaero.
This article delves into the details of the allegations and the response from both sides.
Accusations and Invasion:
The NLC accused Governor Uzodinma of invading the hometown of the union’s president in Owerri, Imo State’s capital, and alleged that the governor initiated the attack, expecting Ajaero to be recovering from injuries sustained during a recent union protest.
The union issued a statement outlining their allegations and concerns, stating that the governor’s actions displayed a disregard for human rights and democratic principles. The statement suggests that the governor’s intent was the assassination of the NLC president, Joe Ajaero.
Joe Ajaero was previously subjected to brutality when he was arrested by the Imo State Police Command during a union protest.
The police’s version of events differs from the union’s, as they claim Ajaero was taken into preventive custody due to concerns of mob action against him.
Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma denied involvement in the brutalization of the NLC president and accused the labor union of attempting to tarnish his reputation in the lead-up to his re-election campaign.