Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has said it was “not disappointed that the Nigerian labour unions bowed at the last minute as usual as it has long become their trademark.”
The CNPP in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu said “we expected that this would happen and that was why the CNPP opted to rally civil society movements across the country.
“We are monitoring the situation and rejigging our plans in view of the now obvious reality that the ordinary citizens who cannot travel to Abuja are on their own.
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“In the last five years, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have remained toothless bulldogs and compromised arm of the federal government of Nigeria.
“The suffering masses who believed the labour unions can now continue to suffer, while all voices are shut.
“Following the current compromise and sell out, we advise Nigerians never to take the labour unions seriously until there is a rebirth when these current leaders of the unions are gone.
“We join the Nigerian people to clearly declare that we have completely lost confidence in the current leaders of the labour unions in Nigeria.
“For them, getting “palliatives” for the unions is all they want while the masses can continue to suffer.
“The CNPP calls on all Nigerians not to lose hope in the country. There will be light at the end of the tunnel”, the CNPP stated.