As local government chairman in Abia state position themselves for a second term in office, the state council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its affiliate, Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) have vowed to resist any plan to actualize such ambitions.
State chairman of NLC, Comrade Lucky Akabuike, told newsmen at the weekend that labour was very much disappointed with the council chairmen, who have failed to live up to their responsibilities and plunged their workers into mental and physical agony by owing them several months of salaries.
“They are shameless going about asking for second term. Let all these people not talk of second term in the face of monumental failure,” he said.
The labour leader said the present situation in the council area across the state should serve as a warning to the ruling party that no “failed council chairman deserves to get another chance to preside over the affairs of local government again.”
He explained that labour considered it a failure on the part of council chairmen who could not rise above the challenge of paying workers salaries, adding that leaders that are worth their onions always prove themselves when challenged by any situation.
He therefore vowed that labour would mobilize and protest against any attempt to foist any of the failed chairmen on the people, pointing out that not even their godfathers would save them given the circumstances of their abysmal performance.