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McDowall pulls out of election for President of NUPW

August 14th, 2021

President of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Akanni McDowall has announced that he is pulling out of the current election for President of the Union, citing political interference.

Speaking during a virtual press conference this afternoon, that was attended by some of his family members, friends and supporters, McDowall says he was made aware of the interference after receiving an email in recent weeks.

While not going into details, citing pending legal action in the matter, he says the situation at the Union has now reached a new low in the conduct of elections.

He adds he is therefore withdrawing because based on the contents of the email he saw, he believes he will never be given a fair chance.

McDowall, who was suspended by the NUPW back in June, won a High Court action against the Union a few weeks ago that gave him the green light to contest the election for President.

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