Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
NLC apologises for disrupted election, fixes March 12 as new date

By News Express on 19/02/2015

Views: 2,435

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rescheduled its disrupted its 11th National Delegates Conference elections to March 12.

NLC President, Mr Abdulwahed Omar, disclosed this while speaking yesterday at the end of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja.

The meeting, which lasted for about seven hours, had in attendance former presidents of the NLC, Adams Oshiomhole, Ali Chiroma and Hassan Sunmonu, as well as other veterans of the Congress. A Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana, briefly joined the meeting.

Omar said that NEC unanimously approved the rescheduled date to reconvene the delegates’ conference and conclude outstanding elections.

He apologised to Nigerians for the fracas which disrupted and caused inconclusive elections at the end of the conference.

He admitted that Nigerians must have been shocked to watch the fracas on national television.

“The elections were not just about us, or even about Nigerian workers, but about the stability of the nation,” Omar said, adding:

“We know they were angry and disappointed at us because they never expected this from us. We want to give the assurance that it will never happen again.”

He assured workers and Nigerians that the incoming elections would be peaceful, disclosing that the contestants had agreed to put the interest of the congress first.

“They have agreed to abide by the rules and I want to urge all of us not to destroy the common will of the Nigerian workers,” Omar said.

He also said that the Credentials Committee had been reconstituted but still headed by Dr. Nasiru Fagge, President of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Former President of the NLC, Mr Hassan Sunmonu, said that the resolutions reached were agreed upon by all parties.

Sunmonu explained that what led to the fracas was not an attempt to rig the elections but the last-minute inclusion of candidates.

“The Nigerian workers are looking forward to a stronger, united NLC that will intervene in the event of any political party that will want to destroy the solidarity of the nation during general elections. So we must not threaten the unity and solidarity of the NLC,” he said.

Oshiomhole, who spoke briefly to newsmen, debunked the insinuations that the election fracas had smeared the credibility of the congress.

He insisted that there was no attempt by anyone to manipulate the elections.

“Nigerian workers need a united voice at this time, a voice to interrogate all of us that manipulate the apparatus of government.”

•Adapted from a NAN report.

Source News Express

Posted 19/02/2015 04:19:02 AM





You may also like...
Lagos, Kano sign MoU for economic partnership, investment...

Nigerian Army detention facilities meet global standard: Red...

NSCDC to soon issue identification card to private...

Minister commends outgoing CEOs of Information agencies, challenges...

205 convicted in mass trial of Boko Haram...

Implement extractive industry reforms recommended by NEITI’s audit...

Nigerian Police ranked the worst in the world...

Sultan receives Atiku, tasks politicians on insecurity, poverty...

Sultan wades into Hijab controversy

Authorities in Abia dismiss tales of cow meat...

25,000 underage Nigerians use tobacco products daily —...

Elumelu pledges investment in Eastern Nigeria, calls for...


Latest News Police open fire on protesters in Benin, kill 2 Drama as lady slaps man in court, sent to Kirikiri Prisons Millions risk deportation from Nigeria over residence permits Banditry: We may starve to death, Sokoto communities cry out Ex-Governor Dankwambo under investigation, invited for questioning E-Payment: Panic as ATM machines catch fire in Calabar Nigerian Law School: 850 students pass resit exams, 724 fail Gov. El-Rufai creates 3 new ministries in Kaduna Onu not appointed SGF - Group Ekiti varsity queries lecturer over alleged sex-for-mark scandal Anti-Corruption: Agbakoba says Nigerian Government needs N5bn to prosecute cases Igwe is Unveiled as First Alumnus VC of UNN


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (493,903 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (425,196 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (364,946 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (311,511 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (275,926 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (243,822 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (233,708 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (215,630 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (212,110 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (204,175 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (184,345 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (183,655 views)


NNPC Financial reports February 2019

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (92) Business & Economy (4,308) Business Verdict (73) Columnists (1,051) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (622) Features (759) Global Business Monitor (377) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,585) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (303) News (47,376) Opinion (1,260) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,017) Religion (1,021) Sports (2,041) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update






APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera