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Fraud allegation ploy to weaken labour in Ekiti — Union leaders

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The leadership of Labour unions in Ekiti State, yesterday, described fraud allegation levelled against unions’ past leaders as a ploy to silence the movement in the state.

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), warned those they described as “dissidents” within the Labour circle to stop scandalising their past leaders.

The unions said past chairmen of the two Labour unions, Ade Adesanmi of the NLC and his counterpart in TUC, Odunayo Adesoye, were not indicted for alleged corruption, contrary to the position being peddled by mischief makers.

At a press conference jointly addressed by the new NLC and TUC Chairmen, Joshua Kolapo and Sola Adigun respectively, the duo said it was so disheartening that a query issued to  civil servants to explain some issues could be treated as an indictment.

They reacted to a publication, which stated that the two leaders and four other prominent members of the unions, allegedly took money and landed property running into millions through their closeness to former Governor Ayodele Fayose.

Kolapo described the smear campaign being allegedly engineered by some aggrieved union members and their surreptitious moves to divide and emasculate Labour movements, said nothing would be spared to protect their integrity.


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