NLC condemns Turkey coup
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned the botched military coup in Turkey on Friday.
This was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba.
He said the congress was against the coup that cost the country over 265 lives (including 161 government forces and civilians) and substantial collateral damage.
Wabba said the reasons for the putsch, including the need to “reinstate constitutional order, human rights and freedom, the rule of law and general security that was damaged” notwithstanding, do not warrant a forceful takeover of government with its attendant loss of human lives.
“While no one can deny him his place in history for reforms, under him there have been gross incidents of constitutional violations and human rights as he sought to perfect his hold on power. Similarly, Edorgan got carried away, and became disdainful of his own people. To compound his problems, he made avoidable enemies of neighbours he would have been better off without. The renewed crackdown on the PKK was the cherry on the cake in his quest for enemies,’’ Wabba said.