The crisis in the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is far from being over as a faction of the workers union is set to form a parallel labour leadership.
Workers from 23 unions including Electricity Workers Union, Nigerian Textile Workers Union and NUPENG are among those opposing the results of the election that declared Ayuba Waba president of the workers’ union.
Briefing Journalists in Abuja on Saturday, Comrade Joe Ajaero and the leadership of the aggrieved unions said they had fixed another delegate conference in Lagos for 21 February which would produce the leadership for the workers.
“You have Idan Giwa, Fege and another Abdulwaheed Omar supervising the same process. That is not acceptable. In the whole process of this election, Abdulwaheed Omar is not wanted.
” He is the caused of all that is happening in the labour movement today.
“I am the rightful winner of that election. I remain the authentic president of the Nigeria Labour Congress,” Mr Ajaero said.
“We are organising a special delegates conference of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Lagos on Saturday, February 21. Arrival shall be Friday.”
The reconvened NLC at the Eagle Square on Thursday was expected to lay to rest the crisis that trailed last months congress which failed to produce new leadership for the congress.
Less than 24 hours after, the congress announced the names of the new NLC leadership, members of 23 workers unions including some contestants rejected the results declared.
The eleventh delegate conference ended up in a fierce deadlock last month.
Although, a new leadership was declared in Friday’s elections, the reactions from these members showed that there was no end in sight for the crisis in the NLC.