TUC Denies Working Against Obiano’s 2nd Term Bid


By David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka  

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, Anambra Council has denied allegations that it was working against Governor Willie Obiano’s second term bid.

The group commended the state government for creating an enabling environment for businesses to thrive and as well policies that improved workers’ welfare.

The state TUC Chairman, Mr. Ifeanyi Okechukwu disclosed this in Onitsha while reacting to a recent publication by a national media that its body was allegedly against the government of the day.

Okechukwu denied the allegation, describing it as “malicious and mischievous act of opposition to mar the integrity of the union.”

“The attention of TUC was drawn to the publication that it rose against Gov. Willie Obiano in respect of non-promotion of the state workers.

“We wish to state categorically that TUC in Anambra or any of its officials did not grant any interview to any person or talk of anything in respect of non-promotion of the state workers.

“We are all living witnesses of the effort of our darling governor in meeting up with workers’ salaries and that of pensioners which most governors are having as a challenge,” he said.

Okechukwu described Obiano as “most friendly governor, who had given workers a sense of belonging by ensuring that salary was paid every 25th of each month despite the current economic challenges in the country.”

The chairman assured the governor of the support of workers on his second term bid, urging workers and the people of the state to discredit the publication.

While noting that the media plays a pivotal role in the development of the nation, Okechukwu charged journalists to always cross-check their facts and be objective in their reportage.

“The TUC in Anambra shall file a legal action against the writers if they fail to recant the statement within one week,” the union warned.