Labour unions in Edo, including the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) have reaffirmed support for the second term bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), promising to mobilise thousands of members across the state to ensure the Governor’s re-election.
The workers, who spoke to journalists at a rally in Benin City, hailed Obaseki’s developmental strides across the state, noting that his good works would earn him victory at the poll come Saturday, September 19, 2020.
Edo NLC Chairman, Emmanuel Ademokun, commended Obaseki for prioritising the welfare and wellbeing of workers in the state, specifically the prompt payment of salaries and pension.
Ademokun said: “We did not come here to campaign but to let everybody know that the Governor doesn’t joke with payment of pension and salaries. What do we want again? You don’t change a working Governor, but rather you reelect him.
“The Nigeria Labour Congress under my watch never had issues with the Governor; those with him are more than those that are against him”.
On his part, Chairman of TUC, Mr. Marshal Orhue, noted: “For four years in Edo State, workers have been promptly paid their salaries; for four years in the state there have been no strike actions. What else could we have asked of this man? On behalf of the TUC, I reassure the Governor that we are strongly behind him”.
Also, the Chairman of NULGE, Mr. Lazarus Adorolo, commended Governor Obaseki for redefining governance in Edo and repositioning the state on the path of progress.