A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Mogaji Soji Olalere on Friday chided the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero over his recent outburst on the hike in the pump price of Petrol.
Olalere said Ajaero’s NLC is an ethnic jingoist and champion of a failed presidential bid of Mr Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP).
He said Ajaero’s today’s NLC is peopled by elements of an Igbo tribe who have axe to grind with the rest of Nigerians.
According to him, “the NLC president is an Ibo; it is the same for the rest of Congress Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja; the deputy general secretary Chris uyo; Personal Assistant to president, Chris Onyeka and Uzeina, head of international education.”
Olalere told Nigerians to ignore Ajaero and his likes who are trying to incite the masses against the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Bola Tinubu.
He also cautioned Ajaero and co-travelers to stop fanning ember of ethnic tensions and allow the current administration to ensure the success of its economic policies which would ultimately benefit all, in the end.
The Ibadan Chief stressed the need for all to be mindful of the antics of those he described as surrogates of the defeated candidate of LP, Peter Obi.
He alleged that what they failed to accomplish through the ballot, they wanted to gain same through the back door, stressing that “Nigerian masses are more enlightened and sophisticated politically to be hoodwinked into the shenanigans of the likes of Joe Ajaero.
Olalere assured Nigerians of glorious years and better times under President Tinubu. He said the president has shown that he is a detribalised Nigerian who is ready to accommodate all segments of the country and quality people into his administration.
“The president has started the government on a credible note as the appointments so far made by him reflected Federal Character and religious balancing. This President should be trusted to deliver on all his electioneering promises.
“The fuel hike won’t drag for long when Nigerians will begin to enjoy the effect of subsidy removal.
He said allocations to States and Local Governments have already started yielding more revenue than it used to be.
Speaking on Tuesday in an interview with Channels Television, Ajaero, the NLC president said Nigerians are being deceived by the new fuel pump price.
He further said Nigerians are being deceived, that is the official reaction. Because in the first instance, if you are saying that the independent marketers are now bringing the products into Nigeria;
“Nigerians would want to know how many of them and for us to see the list of those who are importing the products into Nigeria.”
Ajaero also questioned the role of the NNPC in the new dispensation.
He said, “NNPC cannot import and say it is imported by independent marketers, that is not true.”