Strike: PDP postpones inauguration of Edo gov election campaign council

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has announced the indefinite postponement of the inauguration of the Edo State Governorship Election National Campaign Council earlier scheduled to hold on Tuesday, June 4, 2024.


National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba, who announced this in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said: the postponement is due to the industrial action embarked upon by Labour Unions in the country. 


A new date for the inauguration will be communicated in due course. “The PDP charges all members of the campaign council, party leaders, critical stakeholders, our teeming members and supporters in Edo State and across the nation to continue in their unrelenting efforts towards the success of our party and governorship candidate, Dr. Asue Ighodalo, in the September 21, 2024, governorship election in Edo State.”


The indefinite strike declared by organized labour has paralyzed government and private businesses in Abuja.


Compliance to the strike directive issued by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, and their affiliates was almost 100 percent in government ministries, departments and agencies.


When Vanguard visited the Ministries of Works Headquarters in Mabushi Area, the main gate was under lock and key. A similar situation was observed in the neighbouring ministry of Housing.


Most banks visited in Kubwa, one of Abuja’s sprawling suburbs were shut while some customers were seen making frantic attempts to get cash from Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), at the United Bank for Africa, Guarantee Trust Bank and Access Banks along Ibrahim Dasuki Way.


The situation was not any different within the city centre as most banks closed their banking halls to customers.


Fuel queues are gradually returning to the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, as only a handful of fueling stations were seen selling premium motor spirit, PMS, popularly called petrol to customers.

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