AS the world marks the 2023 edition of International Workers Day, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerian workers to reinforce their resistance against anti-democratic forces seeking to take control of the country.
Speaking in a message felicitating Nigerian workers, PDP lauded them “for their resilience, loyalty and patriotism in serving our fatherland despite the humiliating, suffocating and somersaulting anti-people economic policies of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which have brought untold life-discounting experiences to Nigerians in the last eight years.”
In the message signed by National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Debo Ologunagba, PDP condemned “the deliberate suppression of the rights, wellbeing and opportunities of Nigerian workers”, saying it “reflects the ugly reality of the inhumanity, insensitivity and callousness of the APC administration which relishes in inflicting pain and suffering on citizens.”
The PDP notes that many Nigerians, especially workers, are hurting over the outcome of the February 25, 2023, Presidential election, characterized by multiple violations, manipulations, alteration of actual election results and brazen subversion of the Will of the people.
The Party charges Nigerian workers to use their strength and pivotal position in our country to protect and defend the Nation’s Constitutional Democracy from political manipulators who are desperate to dash the hope of Nigerians for a credible democratic leadership.
“The PDP continues to recognize the devotion of Nigerian workers as the real drivers of our national life, particularly in voting en-masse for our Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at the 2023 Presidential election, while assuring that it will not relent in its effort to retrieve the mandate at the Tribunal so that our Nation can have a breath of fresh air which has eluded her in the last eight years.
“The PDP, therefore, urges Nigerian workers and indeed all citizens not to despair but remain optimistic in the hope that the judiciary will right the wrong meted on our Nation so that Nigeria can return to the path of peace, political stability and economic prosperity.
“Our Party again salutes Nigerian workers and wishes them a happy Workers’ Day celebration,” the statement reads.