Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma, has accused the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, of interfering in the state’s politics.
News Direct reports organised labour had accused Uzodimma, of conspiring with the state’s Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Barde, to “abduct” their president.
Ajaero, during a press briefing earlier in the week, had accused the Imo State government of “violating the rights of the Nigerian workers in the state,” and therefore vowed to mobilise members of the union in the state for a total strike.
Reacting, the Imo state government, said the presence of Ajaero, in Owerri, the state capital, to lead a protest was in defiance of a court order.
Ajaero was said to have been arrested by men of the Imo State Police Command while leading a protest in the state on Wednesday.
But the command said he was only rescued from a mob and put in protective custody.
Ajaero was seen in a viral video, sitting between two men while he was being rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Owerri.
Uzodimma who spoke after receiving the All Progressives Congress’ flag from President Bola Tinubu at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja on Thursday, November 2, said: “What has happened in this ugly coincidence is that the National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress is from Imo State and has not been able to demarcate the difference between being a national leader of an organisation and then an interested party in local politics.”