The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP says the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai punished the sacked Kaduna workers for demanding improvements in the conditions of service.
In a statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP condemned the action of the Kaduna helmsman.
The statement read: “Our party insists that the right of citizens to peaceful protest is fully guaranteed in the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and charges Governor el-Rufai to douse the tensed situation by coming down from his high horse, rescind his position and listen to the people.
“Governor El-Rufai must understand that we are in a democratic nation governed by law; where sovereignty belongs to the people, and not a dictatorial regime as being witnessed in the attitude of the Kaduna state government towards workers.
“It is even more worrisome that some of those involved in this anti-people disposition is seen as aspiring to hold the position of President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Our party insists that the workers in Kaduna are citizens of Nigeria and we demand that their wellbeing and rights under the law must be respected.
“Moreover, the unleashing of thugs to attack the Kaduna workers during their peaceful protest now leaves no one in doubt regarding the connection between APC leaders and the thugs that attacked our youths in the EndSARS protests as well as the thugs unbridled to attack innocent Nigerians during the 2015 and 2019 general elections.”