Waba emerged new NLC president

President of the Medical and Health Workers Union, MHWUN and immediate past Treasurer of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC , Ayuba Waba was Saturday morning declared the new president of the Congress, amid protest by some of the contestants including, Comrade Joe Ajaero of the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE.

The aggrieved unionists are presently in a crucial meeting to determine the next line of action.

One of the possible actions may be to withhold allegiance to NLC until their grievances are addressed.

Labour leaders that have rejected the election results include Comrade Joe Ajaero, two Deputy Presidential candidates, Comrades Isa Aremu and Igwe Achese among others.

They opined that the election was skewed to favour some candidates so as to cover acts of fraud in the body.

The retuning officer and pioneer General Secretary of NLC, Dangiwar Aliyu while announcing the results, declared that Waba pulled 1, 695 votes of the 3115 votes to defeat his main rival, Joe Ajero of the Nigeria Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) who polled 1,140 votes.

3119 delegates from 43 affiliate unions of the NLC were accredited for the election.

But the aggrieved members also lamented that some delegates from the South South and South East were disenfranchised to favour other ‘anointed’ candidates.

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