The Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has raised fears about the up-coming 2015 general elections and said that they may not be free and fair if the recent crisis in the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) persists. Oshiomhole expressed this fear yesterday at the 9th Triennial National Delegates Conference of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), which preceded the Congress’ general election, held in Abuja.
This was just as the Minister of Labour, Chief Emeka Wogu, who represented President Goodluck Jonathan at the occasion said that Nigeria was undergoing a serious transformation currently. He urged the organised labour and the entire citizens to have patience with the Federal Government as it continued with efforts to provide basic social amenities.
The former Labour leader averred that the controversy in the NGF following the accusation of rigging in the recent election was capable of marring the 2015 general election. Oshiomhole called on the organised labour to intervene in the crisis and tell the NGF faction that lost the election to quit controversy and accept defeat in order to move the country forward. He also pleaded with the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress to join forces in the 2015 election.