The leadership of the organised labour has denied the report credited to the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, that the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki who is facing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged false asset declaration should resign.
The factional President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba told newsmen in Abuja, Sunday, that the NLC, though fighting corruption, believed in the rule of law.
According to Wabba, 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.