2015 polls: Oyo NLC inaugurates committee to screen candidates




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– Ahead of 2015 general elections, chapter of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Tuesday inaugurated a 20- political committee to  screen candidates and sensitise voters.

inauguration of committee held at  NLC Secretariat at  Idi Quarters, .

NAN also reports that the committee led by Mr Wale Araba has  Prof. Olusegun Ajiboye  as Vice Chairman  and  Titi Adesina as Secretary.

Speaking at the forum, the Chairman of the union, Dr Basiru Olanrewaju, said the committee was set up compliance with a directive of the NLC Secretariat.

He said  members of the committee  “are to scout round behalf of the NLC, monitor the candidates  and ensure that they are merely partisan, but only the best.’’

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“The committee is going to collect any money behalf of the NLC, but to enlighten and the electorate so that we can have free and fair elections  by 2015.

“The members are to screen the candidates, irrespective of their political affiliations,  before adopting the best for the people,’’ Olanrewaju said.

The committee, he added, is  to “engage civic education of the Nigerian masses with regard to payment of taxes, voters and  holding political to the responsibilities of prudent management of  resources.’’

Responding on behalf of the committee members, Araba and Ajiboye  promised to betray the trust which the union reposed them. (NAN)

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