The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, has denied reports he was part of a group, including Nobel Laureate, Woke Soyinka and former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olisa Agbakoba that endorsed the grand national political coalition for 2019.
Wabba said it was also not true he participated in the meeting that “endorsed the Grand National Coalition (GNC) of the National Intervention Movement”.
He described the communique by the Deputy Director General of the new political movement, Naseer Kura, resulting in the problems, as grossly misleading.
“I would want to state clearly that neither Ayuba Wabba, the Nigeria Labour Congress nor the Labour Party was part of or affiliated to the National Intervention Movement.
“There is a clear procedure for affiliating, endorsing or consorting with any social or political group outside the Nigeria Labour Congress.
“To the best of my knowledge, the issue of affiliating, endorsing or consorting with NIM was not debated in any of our organ meetings or the Labour Party.
“I wish to state categorically that I have not been attending the meetings of NIM, neither was I at the said meeting from which the communique in question emanated,” he said.