President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has denied reports in the media linking the labour group with a call on the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to resign following his arraignment by the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged false asset declaration.
Wabba told newsmen in Abuja, Sunday, that the NLC, though fighting corruption, believed in the rule of law and due process.
“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 offence, 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.”
Wabba added that the NLC had defined channels of making public comments on national issues, insisting that the person who purportedly spoke on its behalf was not known to the union.