NLC, Soyinka Want Justice In Murder of Assassinated General Secretary

Olaitan Oyerinde
By SaharaReporters, New York

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says the only explanation for today’s assassination of Comrade Olaitan Oyerinde, its Deputy General Secretary, is an attempt to emotionally and psychologically weaken Governor Adams Oshiomhole in his quest for re-election.

Drawing a parallel between the current politics of Edo State and the politics of the First Republic in the old Western Region and the tragic consequences it yielded for the entire country, it called on the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan to arrest the criminals in Edo State and their pay masters.

In a statement issued by Abdulwahed I. Omar, its President, the NLC said Nigeria workers were shocked beyond words by the tragic assassination of Mr. Oyerinde, who was on leave of absence as the Principal Private Secretary to Governor Oshiomhole.  He was reported to have been shot at point blank range by assassins who ascertained his identity before committing the act.

“His gruesome assassination is baffling as Comrade Oyerinde was not a politician, held no high government appointment such as commissioner and was not even an indigene of Edo State,” the statement said.    

It noted that the political situation in Edo State, the statements of do-or-die politics point to a strategy to intimidate, assassinate and create a siege mentality in a desperate attempt to take over political power.

The NLC said it was noteworthy that this assassination followed last week’s suspicious traffic accident involving Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s convoy in which three journalists lost their lives, and an assassination attempt on the State Information Commissioner, Mr Louis Odion.  The new offices of the AIT in Benin were also recently attacked and its equipment carted away.

“The way the politics of Edo State is going is reminiscent of the First Republic politics in the old Western Region which led to tragic consequences for the entire country. 

The NLC therefore calls on the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan to arrest the criminals in Edo State and their pay masters.  In any electoral contest such as that slated for Edo State, the electorate must be allowed to determine its outcome. 

Otherwise, the struggle for democracy will be lost and the country will descend into a state of anarchy.  The NLC therefore calls on the Federal Government to thoroughly investigate Comrade Oyerinde’s assassination and bring the criminals to justice.”

The Congress also advised the Police and security agencies to investigate matters “and let facts guide their conclusion before rushing to make claims that particular political assassinations are robbery incidents.”

Soyinka deplores Oyerinde’s murder

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has deplored the killing of the Principal Private Secretary to Edo State Governor, Mr Olaitan Oyerinde in his home in Benin City, saying “the agents of darkness and retrogression will not triumph”.

In a text message on the issue, Soyinka said, “The hand of the assassin is clear as day. It reaches all the way back to the killing of Bola Ige. Please convey my deepest condolences to his (Oyerinde’s) widow, children and colleagues”.

 “Tell Oshiomhole we all stand by him against the agents of darkness and retrogression. They shall not triumph”, he said.

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it all. The time is now and the revolution is being teiselved. This struggle is not only about fuel subsidy, it's about so many worms that has been eating up my country lean; Bad leadership, bad policies, corruptions, inadequate basic infrastructures and so on. How can a sensible leader uses 1billion naira to eat annually when their are millions of Nigerians who can not afford to eat 3square meals? It's insanity! Are his meals made in heaven?. We cannot take it anymore! we sick and tired of been called fools. Boko harams killings they say nothing to it, their response is silence. It's not the removal of the subsidy that wont make our economy collapse, it is their reckless, lavish spending of the wealth that belongs to over 150million Nigerians that will! Ko si obo ni idanre mo Mr Goodluck Jonathan, Igboro lobo wa!

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The thug says it is an

The thug says it is an assault on his useless nation as if he can do squatt. He cant do sh’it since they enjoy government money as if there is no tomorrow. They are the evil killing Nigeria and everyone knows it and would not utter it.

Until the thugs fish out among them the murderers of Bola Ige, Funsho Williams, Dina, and hundreds of others murdered under their buffoon named Obasanjo, they are only blowing hot air.

Boko Haram needs to head southwards towards Lagos. Nothing will happen bcause those fools and thugs are known cowards who enjoy the current anarchy they created for the rest of Nigeria.

He says it is an assault on

He says it is an assault on his nation as if he can do squatt. Until those thugs fish out the murderers of Bola Ige, Funsho Williams, Dina, and hundreds of others murdered under their buffoon name Obasanjo, they are only blowing hot air. Boko Haram needs to head southwards towards Lagos. Nothing will happen bcause those fools and thugs are known cowards who enjoy the current anarchy they created for the rest of Nigeria.

@(This is an assault on

@(This is an assault on Yoruba nation. Pure and simple.) When bh murdered 2 professors from the SW, at Bayero University, it was not seen as an assault on the Yoruba nation by bakare and tinubu. Again when Buhari and his thugs killed youth corpers from Ondo, Ogun and Oyo, during the post election riot ACN did not see it as an assault on the Yoruba nation. Instead while arrangemnts were being made to bury the professors who were murderd by BH in the North, Soyinka and Bakare were busy calling for demostrations in the 36 states of 9ja over fuel subsidy import scam, which benefitted citizens of the 3 old regions only. Is that the type of 9ja that you want to reside in? Boko haram is the real political machine of buhari against the infidel Jonathan-backed by an all Moslem government of TINUBU! GEJ get scotland yard to help in the investigation-most of our law enforcement officers are members of secret societies. They can cover up things easily for each other!

I tire

U have said it all

All talk and no action maybe he wants to consult Ifa god but we have seen no result so far

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Olaitan Oyerinde's murder: PDP IS AT IT AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!

PDP IS AT IT AGAIN!!!
THE NEXT THING IS THAT THEY WILL KILL ONE PDP MEMBER AND THEN CLAIM ACN HAS RETALIATED, WATCH IT!
IN PDP, THEY ARE ALL DOGS THAT EAT DOGS! UNTIL PRESIDENT JONATHAN AND PDP TOGETHER WITH ALL THEIR COHORTS ARE ELIMINATED, NIGERIA WILL NEVER KNOW PEACE, BOKO HARAM WILL CONTINUE...AT LEAST I DIDN'T SAY THIS, AZIZA DID!!!
I PRAY THEY DON'T GET OSHIOMHOLE.

Which way Nigeria?

With all these social, political, and economic malaise plaguing Nigeria, I am prepared to lead a violent revolution in my beloved country to eliminate 90 percent of political office holders cum polititicians who have made life in Nigeria unlivable. It is high time we borrowed a leaf from Ghana's Jerry Rawlings!!! If you agree with me,tell all other Nigerians close to you, share your opinions and let's commence. May God help us

leave President Jonathan out of this

NLC, Please leave President Jonathan out of this. You and I know that the goats at our backyards will do better. My president! Don't mind NLC. You didn't pay minimium wage and they went to sleep. They merely want to attract your attention. They can't deceive us again.

assassination of comrade olaitan oyerinde

May his gentle and innocent soul rest in peace amen,Death is for everyone in this world as God has made it,the rich,the poor,the young and old,death is a necessary end.Evil men like Aninih,Babangida,and Obasanjo should read psalm 94 verses 1 to 10,May God fight our battle in Nigeria according to his promise in exodus 14-14.God is watching all these evil men and will take care of them in due time,surely it may tally,but it must come to pass in jesus name.

leave President Jonathan out of this

NLC, Please leave President Jonathan out of this. You and I know that the goats at our backyards will do better. My president! Don't mind NLC. You didn't pay minimium wage and they went to sleep. They merely want to attract your attention. They can't deceive us again.

WHERE IS THE JUSTICE GOING TO COME FROM?

Where is the justice going to come from? Is it from attorney general Mohammed, Babangida or our judges?

WHERE IS THE JUSTICE GOING TO COME FROM?

Where is the justice going to come from? Is it from attorney general Mohammed, Babangida or our judges?

Asault on Yoruba Nation.

This is an assault on Yoruba nation. Pure and simple.

NLC, Soyinka Want Justice In Murder of Assassinated General Secr

Where is the case of the murder of a seating Minister of Justice -Chief Bola Ige?
Forget it man!! Until PDP is investigated and jailed through mass protest of votes, passed by the honorable people of Nigeria, at the ballot, no respite for the nation.

NO ONE IS SAFE IN THAT JUNGLE CALLED NIGERIA.

Yesterday it was Oyerinde, GOD BLESS HIM, tomorrow it could be you. The incredulous state of Nigeria is now a serious source of concern and i hate to say it but our Country has no hope.

In the next years we will be worse than Somalia.

Tinube stop ur unholy romance with d pdp. comrade!rest in peace

Tinubu, shine ur eyes well well.
the agent of darkness of the Evill party(pdp) is after u.
stop ur unholy romance with jonathan.
if u fail to yield, u are likely to be consumed.

ADIEU

Its their usual modus operandis we know their style PDP Ąπϑ its Membership worldwide Ąπϑ their children' children will pay  this way they turn innocent children τ̅☺ orphans Ąπϑ women τ̅☺ widows.Oyinlola their new secvretary cannot be absolved of this its his style, he employed † several times in osun state. believe G̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴͡D̶̲̥̅ in heaven will not let ur children bury U̶̲̥̅̊ wicked politicians

Will this ever stop?

Sincerely, politically mortivated assisination will continue across the country until Nigerians begin to use their brains. As long as PDP remains in power at the Federal level, it will continue and you will not get to the root of it. Osun and other states in South West should get ready as well. We told all these people during the last election the need to get rid of PDP but all the governors went silent as if PDP wining has nothing to do with them. Can you all see now? Threats from PDP in Osun State, killing and assasination attempt in Edo, etc. I am waiting to see how the Federal government of PDP will investigate this and give you justice.

NLC, Soyinka Wants Justice

This country is a joke and full of amazing characters. Professor Wole Soyinka, other notable Nigerians and my humble self could not get justice for the late Attorney General and Minster of Justice: Chief Bola Ige. Also, Chief Funso Williams was killed like a chicken by the same gang of people in power. Talk is cheap, Nigerian must act now. There are too many political assassinations going on and the current power holders in the center of the government are responsible for all the killings. I pray to the Almighty God to console the family of the deceased and may the soul of the young man rest in peace, amen.

I will implore all to look

I will implore all to look beyond the PDP, the killer might just be a friend or a rival in the same political party, lets allow the police to do their job and look at who benefits from his demise? Will the killing of Private Secretary make PDP win an election? I am not in support of killing which by all standard is bad. Being someone that school in ekpoma when that school was hot will urge the Police to look beyond PDP.

let the Military boys come back

If for one second, we can be honest to ourselves, the military regime appears to be better than this stupid democracy. It is during the time of politics that we witness this macabre of killings. Senseless murders and intimidation. Is this democarcy?. What freedom do we have?. If you talk, they will silence you, if you vote, they will disenfranchise you, if you come together to protest in a peaceful way, they will shoot you.
During the military regime, possession of guns are curtailed because it is viewed as a challange to their authority. There are limited vested interests. You do not have to bribe or cater for the needs of hooligans to be successful. Less money are stolen and armed robbers and assasains are uncomfortable.
Please, we need to make Naija a peaceful and safe place.

Wole Soyinka also told

Wole Soyinka also told Nigerians that he would leave no stones unturned to unearth the killers of his best friend, Bola Ige.

He said the same things when Funsho Williams was beheaded and butchered in Lagos in South West.

He repeated the same when Dr Ayo Daramola was killed like a dog in Ekiti, a Yoruba state.

He said the same when Tunde Omojola was butchered by Peter Fayose in Ekiti, a Yoruba state.

He said the same when Dina was cut down in Ogun State under Gbenga Daniel, another Southern on Southwestern crime .

Continue add infinitum!

When will the crocodile tears end?

When will these self-delusions, self-immolation, self-hate end?

Did Boko Haram commit these crimes?

How many deadly thugs pretending to be governor from this particular region have been prosecuted or imprisoned for murder they clearly engineered?

yes, justice must be given

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shut up

Wole Soyinka and NLC shut up. Get something done with corruptions etc in nigeria.

Homeland of Hague

Too much blood in Nigeria! That is why the country will never move forward !Not the best place to live. My condolence to the family Gov. Oshiomole

THE EFFECT OF EVIL

He who kills a fellow being also assassinates his own peaceful end- quoted from “Echoes of Success” These murderers cannot go unpunished.

NLC, Soyinka Wants Justice In Murder of Assassinated General Sec

Here we go again: "Do or die"; "kill and go" politics. I'm not sure we'll ever learn any lesson from our deadly past. I hope someone will remember his dependents (wife & children)after his burial.

THE EFFECT OF EVIL

He who kills a fellow being also assassinates his own peaceful end- quoted from “Echoes of Success”

Naija politics

Conflict and war among nations begin with friction between individual people. A nation at war is simply the effect of spiritual darkness born of animosity and intolerance among individuals who comprise the nation.
As long as brothers or friends can find reason to clash with one another, nations will devise reasons for bloody battle.

Solutions for peace are never political, philosophical, or militaristic. The fate of the world, begins and ends with individual behavior.

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