Jega To Workers: Ignore Political Participation At Your Own Peril

Written by on March 11, 2022

A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, says in the present circumstances, workers ignore participation in electoral politics at their own peril.

He spoke in Abuja Thursday at a political roundtable on sustainable democracy in Nigeria, organised by the Trade Union Congress, with the theme ‘The Role of Organized Labour in Promoting Participatory Development and Good Governance: Perspectives on 2023 General Elections.’

“The time of narrowly believing that workers’ interests can only be advanced through collective bargaining is over.

“The time of ‘siddon look’, while ruffians and crooks occupy and dominate the political and governance spaces, through manipulation of the electoral process in our country is over,” Jega said.

Chairman, TUC Political Commission, Ayodele Olorunfemi, said the roundtable was to raise the political consciousness of members of the congress in particular and Nigerian workers and masses in general.


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