Monday, 1 June 2015

NASU Calls for Cancellation of Benue NLC Election

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) in Benue State has called for the cancellation of the state chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) election held recently over noticeable irregularities.
State Chairman of NASU, Comrade Solomon Zaki Mgor, said in a petition to the national body of the NLC that the exercise held in the state was shrouded with lots of controversy.

 Mgor, also a chairmanship candidate in the election, pointed out that the total votes cast far outnumbered the accredited delegates for the election just as the shortfall of delegates’ tags and other discrepancies characterized the exercise.

 According to him, the number of expected delegates for the conference stood at 1446 while those accredited for voting were 1336, adding that the purported winner of the chairmanship position, Godwin Anya, scored 760 votes while his only opponent polled 675 votes with a total of invalid 46 votes.

 He said: “If you put that entire figure together, it amounts to 1481 which is far higher than the expected delegates not to talk of the number of the actual accredited voters. So, I wonder where delegates came from for Anya to be declared winner of the election.”

 Mgor who said he immediately raised an objection which was rejected by the national officer that came to supervise the election maintained that his agent based on the findings did not sign the result.

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