National Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Wednesday, received the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) who paid solidarity visit to the newly elected party leaders expressing optimism that the Oshiomhole will align the manifesto of the APC with the wishes and aspirations of Nigeria workers and Nigerians.
Addressing Comrade Oshiomhole, President of the NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, who explained that they came to “congratulate one of our own”, said the NLC had long waited for an occasion like this adding that workers in the nation will ensure that they give Oshiomhole all necessary assistance to succeed.
According to him, “we are all excited and happy that you emerged as the new national chairman of the APC. We feel excited that you recognized that labour remains your primary constituency while the party is secondary and therefore we continue to wish you well. But more importantly, we now have that sense of belonging because once you have your mother at the kitchen you are sure you will not lack.
“And therefore, I think a lot of expectations from the Nigeria workers of the fact that a worker from the factory is now the chairman of the ruling party. We are sure that you will work assiduously to align the party’s manifesto with the wishes and aspirations of the working class and Nigerians. And I think we will be able to feel in the gap that exist. Clearly speaking, the workers are so excited and It is an opportunity we have long waited for. And we will give him all the support he needed to succeed” he stated.
Responding, Oshiomhole who assured that the APC will continue to project policies that reflects the core values of a progressive party, however lamented that those against the anti-corruption war of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration are dishing out lies to confuse the public.
He said, “Labour still remains my primary constituency. But we have a lot of work to do, the President is fighting corruption, corruption is fighting back. The opposition is using various tools to confuse people and the public memory can be short. So I believe that we have a collective duty to remind people where we are coming from and the fact that when you destroy, to rebuild can be difficult.
“First you have to bear the debris of the one that was destroyed. Examine the foundation and possibly start fresh foundation. That process is not only result consuming but time consuming. So I believe that we are on course and I will do everything I can from within my privilege position to ensure that our party policies remain being pro people, people oriented and people’s focus and to say that government elected on our platform project these policies that reflects these core values of a progressive party” he stated.