NLC Urges Jonathan To Ensure Criminasl Arrest in Edo
Urges Jonathan To Ensure Criminals Arrest in Edo
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday urged President Goodluck Jonathan to Ensure the Arrest of the brains behind the murder of Mr. Olaitan Oyerinde, the Principal Private Secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State.
The Congress, in a statement entitled “Assassins of Comrade Oyerinde Must Face Justice” said the perpetrators of the act must be brought to book.
The NLC President, Comrade Abduwaheed Omar, said Nigerian workers were shocked beyond words at the assassination.
He said: “ Comrade Oyerinde who is on leave of absence, serving in Edo State as the Principal Private Secretary to the State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, was shot point blank by assassins who ascertained his identity before shooting him.”
He described the killing as baffling as Comrade Oyerinde was not a politician, held no high government appointment such as commissioner and was not even an indigene of Edo State.
According to the NLC boss, “ the only explanation is that his assassination is an attempt to emotionally and psychologically weaken the comrade governor in his quest for re-election.
“The political situation in Edo State, the statements of do-or-die politics point to a strategy to intimidate, assassinate and create a siege mentality in a desperate attempt to take over political power. It is also noteworthy that this assassination is coming so soon in the wake of a suspicious traffic accident involving Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s convoy in which three journalists lost their lives, and an assassination attempt on the State Information Commissioner, Mr Louis Odion.”
The NLC President recalled that recently, the new offices of the AIT in Benin were attacked and its equipment carted away.
Omar expressed fear that politics in Edo State was going the way of First Republic politics in the old Western Region, which led to tragic consequences for the entire country, adding: ”The NLC therefore calls on the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan to Arrest the criminals in Edo State and their pay masters. In any electoral contest such as that slated for Edo State, the electorate must be allowed to determine its outcome.’’
NLC Urges Jonathan To Ensure Criminals Arrest in Edo
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