The national leadership of the Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU) has called on Nigerians to vote only political aspirants with proven integrity and the required emancipatory economic agenda in the forthcoming general elections.
The call is contained in a communiqué issued by the union at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi state capital, on Monday.
In the communique, read by the National President of RATTAWU, Com. (Dr) Kabiru Garba Tsanni, NEC in – session enjoined members of the union and indeed Nigerians to reject the antics of political opportunists adorned with the toga of corruption and greed masquerading as messiahs.
RATTAWU called on the federal government to diversify the economic structure of the country, and charged government at all levels to consider exploring the economic fortunes of the Arts and Culture sectors.
The leadership of the union decried the increasing spate of insecurity in the country, which it noted was capable of compromising the integrity of the forthcoming general elections and posed a greater threat to the collective yearning and aspiration of Nigerians as one united and indivisible people.
RATTAWU NEC also lamented that the purchasing power of the Naira was getting weaker, which had affected the take home pay and welfare of workers, and called on the federal government to put measures in place that would ameliorate the plight of the people.
The NEC meeting was attended by the Deputy President of RATTAWU, Comrade Innocent Ofuonyeadi; South-South women leader, Comrade Ezoebi Odumosu; Delta State chairman, Comrade Charles Enegide and Assistant State Sec, Comrade Edwin Ekpri.