By Obike Ukoh
Mr Leonard Nkah, Acting Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ebonyi chapter, has requested the National President of the union, Ayuba Waba, to recognise him because the genuine chairman within the state.
Nkah, in a letter to the NLC President, written by his lawyer, Mr Roy Nwaeze, mentioned that the previous Chairman, Ikechukwu Nwafor, was constitutionally faraway from workplace.
Nkah within the letter made accessible to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, mentioned that Nwafor was faraway from workplace on March 15, 2017, for failure to offer account of his stewardship.
“ The Ebonyi NLC government met, with a quorum of extra the 60 per cent, deliberated on the misconduct of Nwafor and his failure and neglect to render account of his stewardship and resolved to droop him indefinitely.
“ Nwafor was ordered to give up all of the property of the Ebonyi NLC to Nkah.
“ Notwithstanding the suspension, and although Nkah had successfully taken over, Nwafor has refused until date, to give up all of the property of Ebonyi NLC to Nkah or render account of his stewardship.’’
Nwaeze mentioned that fairly than hand over as ordered by the NLC government; Nwafor went to courtroom to problem his elimination.
He mentioned that one of many prayers sought within the Suit No. NICN/ABK/01/2017, within the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Enugu, was to restrain Nkah, from parading himself as performing chairman, a prayer the courtroom didn’t grant in its ruling on Nov. 15.
“ The consequent authorized impact of the refusal is that Nkah stays the performing chairman, pending the listening to and dedication of the substantive go well with.
“ All events are below compulsive obligation to obey and never derogate from identical,’’ Nwaeze famous.
He urged the NLC president to accord recognition to Nkah, for the reason that details are clear.
“ We respectfully demand that you simply recognise Nkah as performing chairman and stop from additional recognizing Nwafor as NLC chairman in Ebonyi, pending dedication of Suit No. NICN/ABK/01/2017.’’
Nwaeze mentioned that he took time to clarify points to keep away from being compelled to “ provoke contempt continuing towards any particular person performing opposite to the courtroom order.