Workers in Bayelsa State under the National Labour Congress (NLC), on Thursday, re-elected the immediate past Chairman of the union, Ndiumo Dinipre John, and other new members of the state executive.
Ndiumo defeated his only opponent Selepreye Koin, with 293 votes to 75, with 23 voided.
The election which took place at the Gabriel Okara cultural centre had 392 delegates in attendance.
The re-elected Chairman, in his acceptance speech commended workers in the state for giving him another chance to lead, adding that he will be stronger than his first tenure.
He pledged that with the continued support of the members, he was determined to do more, adding that election period is over and it is now time to move the state forward.
In his brief reaction, the elected Vice Chairman, James Agama, commended the people for their support, and pledged that the new executive would engage the government more in peaceful manner for the benefit of all workers.
He said that the victory is for all Bayelsa workers including retirees, adding that negotiations’ with government would be more knowledge-based and strategic and not necessarily through protest.
In his charge, the national returning officer, Amechi Asugwuni, said there was need for the workers to work in unity with the new leadership in order to achieve a collective gains, adding that the leadership is for all the workers in the state and not just for those who voted for him.