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PDP blasts Uzodinma govt over blackout, ruthless assaults on staff in Imo

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The management of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP), Imo State chapter has taken a swipe on the administration of Governor Hope Uzodinma, regretting that throughout the final two months, Imo State has been shut down twice.

This was contained in a launch issued by the PDP State Publicity Secretary, Collins Opurozor, made obtainable to DAILY POST in Owerri, Imo State.

The assertion is coming, a couple of days after the faceoff between the Imo State Authorities and the NLC left the whole state in a blackout, with many passengers stranded on the Sam Mbakwe Worldwide Cargo Airport.

The PDP assertion reads,” Inside the final two months, Imo State has been shut down twice. The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Commerce Union Congress (TUC) with different affiliate unions within the state have twice launched into strikes. Aviation operations have been grounded twice. The electrical energy provide to Imo has been lower off twice.

“Additionally, monetary establishments have halted all actions twice, thereby crippling the financial system of the State. As we collect right here, Io is in whole blackout. All companies have been strangulated. Imo has turn out to be a pariah state, lower off from the remainder of Nigeria. That is catastrophic!

“All of those have occurred due to the satanic ambition of the federal government of Senator Hope Uzodinma to cow, muzzle, hijack and destroy the Organized Labour within the State to implement his scorch-earth coverage of beating Imo staff and pensioners into submission by ravenous them of their salaries and pensions and all different sources of livelihood.

“As we converse, eleven thousand (11,000) genuine Imo staff have been stigmatized as ghost staff and they’re owed twenty (20) months wage arrears. These had been folks verified by the previous administration of the PDP, and never a dime was owed to anybody by our authorities. A taboo is occurring in Imo State.

“Worse nonetheless, ten thousand (10,000) actual Imo pensioners have additionally been categorized as ghost pensioners, and the federal government has refused to pay them for twenty-two (22) months. This depraved act has led to the loss of life of many of those senior residents who served our state with their mind, their abilities and the brawn of their youth. These unpardonable atrocities had been alien to Imo State when PDP was in energy. Not a single pensioner was left unpaid by our authorities!

“Additional, the intimidation of labour union leaders and senseless use of thugs and different devices of coercion in opposition to Imo staff have now been elevated to that standing of state coverage in Imo. Through the March 2023 Delegates Convention of the Nigerian Labour Congress within the state, armed brokers of the federal government went and unleashed mayhem on harmless Comrades in an try to impose weak management on the union. But, through the 2023 Might Day celebration within the state, the identical brokers of the federal government invaded the venue and levied whole struggle in opposition to the employees. Many had been injured. This insanity should cease forthwith!

“The Peoples Democratic Occasion in Imo State stands firmly with Imo staff by means of these darkish occasions. We’re ready to stroll with them each step of the best way to make sure that their rights and privileges are by no means trampled upon any longer by this dictatorship of the day. We urge them to stay sturdy and resolute and by no means to yield to the shenanigans of this already-failed and outgoing authorities.

“As a political get together, we stay dedicated to our founding values, particularly the creation of a free society underpinned by accountable governance, rule of regulation, respect for the rights of people and staff, and the creation of enabling atmosphere for enterprise to flourish. Imo staff will quickly have a breath of recent air. That’s our assurance. That we should do!

“We, due to this fact, invite Imo staff, and certainly all Imolites, to hitch forces with us in our decided agenda and program already set in movement to unseat this cancerous authorities of Senator Hope Uzodinma on November 11, 2023, in order the take-back Imo and make it protected once more for everybody.”