ULC charges Buhari to launch campaign on electoral reform
The United Labour Congress (ULC) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to launch a campaign to reform the country’s electoral system.
It stressed that the Buhari adminitrstaion should seek to bequeath that legacy to the nation so that its electoral process becomes more acceptable to Nigerians in future.
Congress stated that with this, the President should take the lead in kick starting a national healing, as the core of his second term in office, correct perceived imbalance in his appointments, be more sensitive in his comments, and convene a national summit of the nation’s stakeholders.
President of ULC, Joe Ajaero, stated this yesterday during the May Day celebration held at the National Stadium in Lagos.
He urged Buhari to emulate the late former President Umar Y’ardua, who in spite of winning the 2007 elections never saw anything wrong in accepting that the elections that brought him to office was flawed.
During the period, he set up an electoral review process, which culminated on the 2015 watershed elections.
Ajaero said Buhari should replicate the same and use it as a platform to launch the electoral reform campaign if he truly wants to bequeath a legacy to the country.
He added the theme of this year’s May Day: Reflect, Organise and Engage, was apt and instructive, as workers have had to pass through excruciating pains in the struggle to eke out a living.
Meanwhile, ULC, Lagos Chapter Chairman, Tokunbo Korodo, urged Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to focus attention on sustainable jobs creation policies through an enabling environment for the revival of industries, whose warehouses have been shut.
He also urged him to address the perennial traffic gridlock in the state, especially at the Apapa corridor and its environs.