The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), have debunked rumors which alleged that the organized labour had asked the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who is currently facing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged false asset declaration, to resign.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Sunday, the factional President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, said that as a law abiding institution, the labour movement believes in the rule of law and due process.
He said: “The NLC believes in the rule of law and we believe that whatever is right should be done. By our laws, the mere allegation that somebody has committed an offense, we don’t judge the person as guilty until it is pronounced by a court of law.
“To me that would be following due process and the rule of law than to midway begin to make pronouncement and criminalize people. I think what is right should be done rightly.
“I think those statements cannot be credited to us. You can consult the people that have issued those statements but certainly they are not from us. We believe in due process, we believe in the rule of law.
“We are championing the war against corruption, we also believe that we should follow due process in whatever we want to do. People should not be stampeded into making pronouncements on behalf of the NLC,” he said.
He said that the labour movement had well defined channels of making public comments on national issues, while also stating that the person who purportedly spoke on behalf of the union is not known to the NLC.