Pay restitution to labor leaders attacked in Imo, the NNPP chieftain tells the FG and Imo governments.
A chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP, Comrade Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, has enjoined the Federal Government and Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, to compensate all the victims of the recent attack on labor leaders in Imo State.
Oguntoyinbo made the call on Friday.
GISTS VILLA recalls that the National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Joe Ajaero, and some labor leaders were attacked on Wednesday in Owerri, Imo State.
Oguntoyinbo, while reacting, condemned the attack on Ajaero and other peaceful protesters in Imo State.
The NNPP chieftain in a statement made available to GISTS VILLA on Friday, said that peaceful protest is allowed under democratic rule.
He wondered why political thugs descended on peaceful protesters.
Oguntoyinbo called on both the federal and Imo state governments to compensate those who sustained injuries in the attack.
He equally urged security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the attack on the labor leaders.
“It is sad that peaceful protesters, including the NLC leaders, were attacked in Imo State. It is the highest display of barbaric attitude, and this deserves condemnation from all well-meaning Nigerians.
“Peaceful protests are normal and allowed in a democratic atmosphere. It is not an unusual thing for workers to demonstrate and protest against what they think infringes on their rights. What took place in Imo State last Wednesday, where peaceful protesters were brutally attacked, is the worst that can happen under a civilized administration.
“Those political thugs who descended on the peaceful workers have destroyed their future and that of their children. I called on both the federal and the Imo state governments to compensate the families of those who lost their lives and those who sustained injuries in the attack. The security agencies should fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly acts and let them face the full wrath of the law,” he said.