The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rescheduled its botched elections for March 12, 2015.
The union picked the date after hours of its national executive council meeting in Abuja on Wednesday attended by its leaders and ex-leaders including Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state.
The President of the NLC, Abdulwahed Omar, who disclosed this in Abuja Wednesday after the NEC meeting, also conveyed the apologies of the labour movement over the botched election.
He said: “We have agreed that a new election will hold on March 12, 2015 at the Eagles Square in Abuja. We have taken far-reaching decisions to ensure that peace reigns at the re-convened election. We want to apologize to all Nigerians over the unfortunate incident that led to the cancellation of the election. We want to state categorically that it is not in our character to do that.”
Speaking in the same vein, former President of Congress, Hassan Sunmonu, said the labour movement needs unity at this time more than ever before in the face of the forthcoming national election. He declared that Nigerians are looking up to labour to steady the country.
On his part, Oshiomhole, insisted that irrespective of the sad occurrence, the labour movement still remains a shining example to follow for politicians.
He dedicated the breakthrough to the spirit of placing national interest above personal interest.