The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has scheduled a meeting of the National Executive Committee meeting of the congress for February 18, 2015 as part of the on-going efforts to resolve the electoral dispute in the labour centre.
The General Secretary of the NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, said in an electronic mail on Friday that the National Administrative Council of the Congress met on Thursday and resolved to call a meeting of the NEC to deliberate on a new date for the disrupted elections of the congress in the early hours of Wednesday.
He said that the NLC was determined to cooperate with all the parties involved in the impasse to ensure that the election issue was resolved as quickly as possible to prevent the current elected officials from exceeding their stipulated tenure.
Ozo-Eson said that while the irregularity detected in the ballot papers was caused by the Credentials Committee which supervised the election, the issue was insignificant and could have been resolved through votes invalidation.
According to him, the elections commenced on a peaceful note until some delegates spotted the irregularities involving four candidates and reacted sharply to them because of the feeling the errors might have been deliberately included in the ballots to rig the election in favour of a particular candidate.