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'2011: NEMESIS 'LL CATCH UP WITH ANTI-JUNE 12 ELEMENTS'

By NBF NEWS
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The organised labour on Sunday said that nemesis would soon catch up with highly placed political figures that conspired to annul the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

A Deputy Vice-President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr. Promise Adewusi, said the affected politicians scuttled the good intentions of a former Chairman of the National Electoral Commission, Prof. Humphrey Nwosu.

The 1993 election conducted by Nwosu as the chairman of the electoral body had been popularly adjudged to be the best in the history of the country, but the former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) annulled it.

Adewusi spoke during a joint pre-Workers' Day press conference of the NLC and the Trade Union Congress in Abuja.

Adewusi, who gave the theme of this year's celebration as: '50 years of nationhood and the working class, challenges of good governance, unity and the challenges of good governance,' said those who scuttled Nwosu's effort, would be made to pay for their misdeeds.

He added that if steps were not taken to ensure the conduct of credible election through the restructuring of the Independent National Electoral Commission, the same politicians rejected by the populace would be back in power.

He said that the organised labour had taken the deliberate step to move its sphere of interest beyond the protection of workers interest, to the quest for good governance, accountability and electoral fairness in the polity.

He debunked the common assumption that virtually all those entrusted with the responsibility of conducting elections in the country compromised the process.

Adewusi also stated that Nwosu carried out the assignment with his head held high despite the sabotage from the then military regime.

He said, 'People had done it in the past and they stood tall, they say, everybody who had headed an electoral body in Nigeria had been condemned.'