…decries government’s insensitivity

By Stanley Okehie

Labour Party candidate for the November 11 Imo State governorship election, Chief Ikechukwu Joseph Ukaegbu has thrown his weight behind workers in the state over the ongoing industrial action.

The Organised Labour comprising NLC and TUC had declared a strike in Imo following an alleged misunderstanding with Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma.

Ukaegbu who spoke to Newsmen in Owerri, the Imo State capital, Thursday, lampooned the state government over what he described as, government’s insensitivity to the plight of Imo people.

The LP candidate argued that a responsible and responsive government cannot sit and watch the people suffer untold hardship arising from the industrial action.

“For instance, Energy users in Imo are out of electricity supply, pending when the industrial dispute would be resolved”, Ukaegbu lamented.

Listing the negative impacts of the strike, Chief Ukaegbu also known as Ikenga Imo said the strike action has further impoverished Imo people and hindered prosperity, peace and progress.   

He gave the hopes that the table will turn in favour of Imo workers and the people in general, after November 11 poll.

Ukaegbu urged Imo workers to keep hopes alive that their labour will no longer be in vain when he assumes office.

He advised them to correct the ills of the past and present governments by using their PVCs wisely come November 11.

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