The President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Abdul-Waheed Omar, in Benin on Thursday called on the Federal Government to intervene in the political crisis in Edo.
Mr. Omar made the call in a goodwill message to the National Delegates Conference of Radio, Television and Theatre Arts Union (RATTAWU), holding in Benin.
“It will be sad that because of selfish interest of politicians that lives will continue to be lost,” he said.
“There is no way this can continue and we cannot allow the fight to go on and kill people when the election proper is yet to come”.
According to Mr. Omar, the continued silence of the president in all of these happenings in Edo is worrisome.
He said that the president should speak out so that it will become clear that he is not a party to the crisis brewing in the state.
“I also want to think that the leadership of ACN must caution its followers because it takes two to tango.”
“It will not pay us to continue to fight on the streets even before election comes.”
“What we fear is for Edo not to serve as the trigger that may create serious political problems for the country as nobody may know the end when it starts”.
Mr. Omar said that it is pertinent for the elections in Edo State to be free and fair. “We must make sure that lives and property are safeguarded”.