Beyond the aluta songs and confrontations against sitting governments, Labour leaders are now taking politics more seriously, as they now eye plum elective posts.

Former Nigeria Labour Congress chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has shown that it is possible to metamorphose from a comrade to ‘His Excellency’; having served two terms as the Edo State governor before emerging as the chairman for the All Peoples’ Congress, APC.

Toeing the line of Oshiomole, one of the leading figures in Nigerian labour movement and Vice President Industrial Global Union, Mr Issa Aremu, has declared his intention to run for the governorship of Kwara State in the 2019 general elections.

Aremu, who was a two-term Vice President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and currently a member of its National Executive Committee, NEC, made his intention known while delivering the Nelson Mandela 100th Anniversary Posthumous Lecture in Ilorin.

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Aremu is very much unhappy that Kwara state ranks 28th amongst states in terms of GDP; with newer states like Imo, Edo all ahead.

He reiterated that Kwara State was in dire need of a dynamic accountable leadership that must be ambitious with state building.

I am the man that the cap fits,' he is saying. 

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