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Labour party urges Nigerians to choose leaders wisely

29 December 2014, 19:04

Lagos - The Labour Party (LP) on Monday urged Nigerians not to make the mistake of voting for political parties whose policies and programmes are anti-masses.

"Except the Nigerian masses rises up to the situation, politicians will continue to take them for granted," LP National Secretary, Mr Kayode Ajulo, told newsmen in Lagos.

"Elections are around the corner and politicians have come with fake promises and gift items to hoodwink the people.

"The Nigerian masses have what it takes to vote out such persons or their cohorts from power.

"Power belongs to the people, and all over the world, when the people rise in unison to say it is enough, they change any government they want." the LP national secretary said.

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Ajulo lamented that government workers in some states were owed salaries running into several months while the governors were busy politicking.

He said that governors whose tenures will end in 2015 should be made to pay all arrears owed to workers before their exit from office.

Ajulo tasked the Nigerian Labour Congress and its affiliate civil rights groups to take the issues up in the affected states.

"This is the time that civil society groups should invoke the Freedom of Information Law to get elected and appointed public officers to open their books for scrutiny,'' he said.

According to him, it is time to expose fraudulent public officers who may not be coming back after 2015 but believe they can get away with their misdeeds.

Ajulo urged the nation’s citizens not to be docile but to hold their leaders accountable. 



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