By Matthew Denis
The Kwara State Chairman of Trade Union Congress, Comrade Nasir Kolawole Olumoh has debunked reports that the labour unions in the state are in support of a particular governorship candidate.
Speaking with our reporter at the weekend, Olumoh debunked the claim that the labour unions have queued behind the Governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Comrade Issa Aremu.
Olumoh, who is also the state Chairman of Senior Civil Servant Union of Nigeria explained that the recent invitation of the gubernatorial candidates of all political parties by the labour unions was mainly for the candidates to unveil their manifestos to the public.
He said “We decided to avail candidates of all the political parties the opportunity to discuss with Kwara State workers and Kwarans at large for them to tell us what they have in stock to inspire us to vote for them.
“We gave them ample and equal opportunity to express their minds which they did fervently. The turnout was overwhelming as we didn’t just invite the civil servants but the market women and artisans to the event.
“When Issa Aremu was called to the stage, there was this labour slogan and some people that followed him were members of his political team and not Kwara workers because the instruction we gave was that each candidate should come with maximum of 10 supporters.
“We shouldn’t forget that Issa Aremu is from the labour source and was once the vice president of Nigeria Labour Congress and NEC member. So it is not impossible that he will have people from the labour side cheering him up that day.”
He said Comrade Aremu came to the venue like every other candidates and that the labour unions do not subscribe to him politically as a labour family.