For the first time in years there was one joint Mayday rally
of all the trade unions. The Marxists intervened successfully in spite of
attempts by the police to stop the distribution of material. Meanwhile the
petit bourgeois left are once again making the same mistakes as in the past by
mouthing the same slogans as the bourgeois “opposition”.
The recent elections in Nigeria
were blatantly rigged. The problem is that the official bourgeois oppositions
is incapable of doing anything about it. That is because they serve the same
interests. It is up to the working class to build its own party through the
trade unions and offer a genuine socialist way out of the present crisis.
The Nigerian authorities are attempting to crush all
independent student union representation. At the OAU campus the students are
valiantly defending their right to organise but have been met with a brutal
response. Please add your name to the protest.