The Nigerian Labor Congress, NLC, in Ogun State and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, have urged the National Assembly to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan for alleged contravention of the constitution.
The group has stated its displease with the Federal Government’s decision to remove the fuel subsidy. Already there was a mass protest by students under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, against the removal of fuel subsidy.
During the protest that took place on major streets in the state capital, the students shut down the state capital for hours, describing the removal of oil subsidy as unfavorable for the common people.
The state chairman of NLC, Comrade Akeem Ambali, said “the state chapter of NLC received with rude shock the lawlessness of President Jonathan to give Nigerians this kind of New Year gift. It is simply a bad new year gift which all Nigerians have to reject.”
He added that “the National Assembly must as a matter of urgency begin impeachment proceedings against Mr. President. This is not what we are asking for; the problem of Boko Haram is there staring us in face without any positive step from Mr. President, yet, he decided to inflict us with this injury on increase in pump price of petroleum products.”
Ambali also said all the state civil servants would “reject this illegal, insensitive and unjustifiable action. Ogun state workers are determined to fight this struggle.”
Similarly, the state chairman of TUC, Comrade Seyi Adebanjo called on the National Assembly to sanction the President for not seeking approval before the removal of subsidy.
He vowed that the TUC would react in a very harsh way to the policy as soon as it gets directive from its national body.