Economic hardship: PDP, LP, NNPP, others failing – Pat Utomi

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Renowned political economist Professor Pat Utomi has said opposition political parties in Nigeria are failing, slamming them for failing to lead protests amid worsening economic hardship in the country.

Utomi, in a post on his X handle on Thursday, said labour unions are now the ones leading protests because political parties are failing.

According to him, opposition parties lead protests in other climes, saying it is why the building of real parties is imperative.

He said: “The protests have come and gone. Power says they are political. What did they expect them to be, apolitical. Labour Unions are acting because political parties are failing. Elsewhere opposition parties lead the protests.This is why the building of real parties is imperative.”

DAILY POST reported that the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and other related unions protested the high cost of living, inflation, insecurity, and hardship in the country.

The NLC and the Trade Union Congress had issued a 14-day nationwide strike notice to the government over the failure to implement the agreements reached following the removal of the fuel subsidy.