Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma, has expressed regrets over the attack on the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero.
Recall that Ajaero was brutalized and picked up from the NLC State Council Secretariat by heavily armed policemen in Owerri, on November 1, and taken to an unknown destination.
However, it was alleged by the organised labour that Ajaero was harassed by the police authorities in the state.
Reacting to the incident, the Imo State Police Command, said that the labour leader was taken into protective custody.
Speaking on Tuesday at a meeting with the Imo State Council of Elders at the Government House, Uzodinma revealed that the State Government regrets the situation the NLC leader went through.
Uzodinma accused Ajaero of taking the leadership of Imo State for granted and engaging in a politically sponsored antagonism against the Government.
“The sponsored antagonism between Imo State and the national leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress, politically sponsored antagonism, we are already handling.
“The government of Imo State regrets any assault meted on the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, but at the same time condemns in its entirety the attempt by the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, to take the leadership of Imo State for granted.”