Conference Of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has urged the Nigerians to take their destiny into their hands rather than trust the Nigerian Labour unions to lead them against the incessant increment in pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol since 2015.
The umbrella association of all the registered political parties and political associations in the country in a statement signed by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, James Ezema, noted that the labour movement cannot be trusted.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its affiliates is planning a nationwide strike scheduled to begin on Wednesday to protest the hardship occasioned by the fuel subsidy removal.
However, the CNPP noted that “It is unfortunate, but true, that the labour movement in Nigeria has consistently failed to defend the masses who constitute majority among their membership.
“Nigerians in the past have had their hopes dashed each time the labour unions led negotiations with government on their behalf on any issues bordering on their well-being or pains.
“The CNPP believes that only the Nigerian masses who bear the brunt of economic hardships as well as the increasing pains of long the long years bad leadership that can decide their own faith by taking their destiny into their hands.
“Like they have done each time they claimed to stand up for the masses, the labour unions will certainly betray the trust of the working class”,the statement said.