After the defeat of Peter Obi, their preferred presidential candidate in the 2023 elections, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has taken a hypocritical U-turn to protest against the particular policy their backed candidate called a scam and vowed to take out if he became president.
The body, who began its protest in some states today, has been berated for being politically-motivated beyond its supposed sincere movement for the interest of workers in the country.
Many claimed that the NLC are only out to sabotage the administration of President Bola Tinubu who has adequately demonstrated responsibility and responsiveness to the economic challenges brought about by the removal of fuel subsidy.
Recall in the build-up to the 2023 polls, NLC-backed Obi had described fuel subsidy as an organised crime and will see to its extinction if he got elected.
The NLC will later embrace Obi and all of his campaign promises, going on to urge workers across the country to go all out and vote for him in endorsement of his plans to better the welfare of workers across the country starting from the removal of fuel subsidy.
It raises suspicion barely four months later that the same policy they had supported Obi for is the very policy they are campaigning against, leaving many to allege that their grouse stems from the unbearable pain of having lost the 2023 elections, and will rather choose to weaponise a significant economic policy to heal their political wounds.