The NLC President, Mr Abdulwahed Omar, made it known on Wednesday while speaking at the end of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja, that Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rescheduled its National Delegates’ election to March 12 in order to resolve the issues that disrupted its 11th National Delegates Conference elections last week.
The meeting, which lasted for about seven hours, had in attendance former Presidents of the NLC, Adams Oshiomole, Ali Chiroma, Hassan Sunmonu and other veterans of the Congress.
He said that NEC unanimously approved the rescheduled date to reconvene the delegates’ conference and conclude outstanding elections.
Omar apologised to Nigerians for the fracas which disrupted and caused inconclusive elections at the end of the conference.
“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 agai”, he stressed.
He assured workers and Nigerians that the incoming elections would be peaceful; 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.
Former President of the NLC, Mr Hassan Sunmonu, concluded 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.