Osun State Chapter of the National Union of Local Government Employees, (NULGE) has said it has no affiliation with any political party in the state ahead of the 2023 general elections.
NULGE President, Dr. Kehinde Nathaniel Ogungbangbe, in a statement explained that the executives of the union both at the State and Local government level is not in support of any purported meeting with any candidate of any political party for the forthcoming Presidential, National Assembly and House of Assembly elections.
Ogungbangbe, according to the statement noted that the Union always works with any government or candidate who won an election as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The statement reads, “I want to categorically states here that NULGE Executives in the State and Local Government chapters do not at any point in time schedule a meeting with any politicians particular those contesting in the forthcoming general elections in the state”.
“It came to the attention of the State Executives that some people are parading themselves as Executive members of NULGE to meet with some politicians, these people are doing that to make money out of the unsuspecting politicians”.
Ogungbangbe said NULGE remains apolitical and indivisible entity that will not be partisan in election, stressing that “we are civil servants that work for any party in government”.
“Myself, as President of NULGE and my other Executive members are dissociating our members from all the meetings going on with politicians in Osun State, we only pray for a successful conduct of peaceful and credible elections in Nigeria”.
The statement warned those parading themselves as NULGE Executives or members to have meetings politicians to desist from such act or they will be made to face legal action after arrest.
Ogungbangbe urged members of NULGE in the state to go out during election and vote for the candidates who will work with the present administration to fast track development in the state.