Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Traditional Ruler Urges Labour Leaders to Contest 2015 Elections

Makurdi — A traditional ruler in Benue State has called on labour leaders in the country to show interest in politics by strategizing to contest for various elective positions in 2015.

Chief Daniel Dzahan, who is the paramount ruler of Ukum Kingdom, said the involvement of labour leaders in active politics would do the common man a lot of good because they understand their needs better.

"Labour leaders can offer Nigerians the much desired credible leadership", he remarked.

The royal father made the call while he received a delegation led by the National President of the Agricultural and Allied Employees Union of Nigeria (AAEUN), Comrade Simon Anchaver in his palace at Zaki Biam.

He said the unionists' wealth of experience in the management of both human and material resources at their disposal were better credentials to serve the teeming populace of the country.

"We know labour leaders as good managers of both human and material resources. They feel the pains of the people, because they understand the language of the common man on the streets, that is why I am urging you people to join partisan politics by coming out for elective positions".

"Today every Nigerian irrespective of their political affiliation is proud of Governor Adams Oshiomhole, a renown labour leader, because of his outstanding performance in office, more labour leaders should take a cue from him and offer themselves for higher service to our people," Dzahan stressed.

Earlier, Comrade Anchaver who also doubles as the Benue State Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), chairman informed the royal father that his delegation was in Zaki Biam to identify with the paramount ruler given the rich history of the town and its agricultural prowess as the largest producers of yam in Africa.

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