The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerian worker to defend the nation's democracy.

The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday also urged ‎workers not to spare any energy in raising a strong voice against the violation of human rights in the country.

‎"Our labor force must also speak out against harsh anti-people policies and the corruption ravaging the Buhari administration, leading to the collapse of our once robust economy with a loss of over 24 million jobs and attendant acute hardship, poverty, and destitution in our country today."

"In the last three years, Nigerian workers, in all sectors, have been receiving the short end of the stick while the safety nets established by the PDP have all been eroded. The purchasing power of our workers has fallen to its lowest; the middle class has been eroded, while palliative institutions such as the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) set up to provide succor for workers have become cash cows for corrupt agents of the Presidency and the APC."

"Furthermore, we urge our workers to defend our democracy by standing against incessant constitutional violations, interferences and invasion of the legislature and the judiciary, persecution and harassment of opposition and lack of transparency in the system."

"We therefore, charge our workers to save our nation by taking up their Permanent Voters Card and vote out this incompetent and repressive administration come February 2019, so that next year’s Workers’ Day celebration would be a celebration of freedom in Nigeria," the opposition party said.

Union Workers today in Lagos

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