KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion has insisted that he still holds the position of the union’s secretary general after moves were made to have him suspended from the position. Following a Court order barring his suspension and removal, Sossion said there are external forces which are waging unscrupulous tactics against him to have him suspended. “I was not suspended because to suspend an elected official you must write to the secretary general stating the agenda, and the agenda of any meeting can’t be overruled,” he said.
Addressing the press at KNUT offices, Sossion cited the temporary Court orders issued, which bar his suspension and subsequent appointment of another Secretary General, addressed to the registrar of trade unions and the Teachers Service Commision. He said people who are known are fighting him, and are bankrolling the push to have him ousted, “The owners of capital will always attack strong leaders,” he said, “Even Karl Max didn’t enjoy. These fights have always been there.” He added that the perpetrators behind this will be named if the trend doesn’t stop.
The KNUT boss said the union remains united, irrespective of information being peddled, “The indication of the unity of a union is the members. There are no divisions in KNUT, there are just external and internal interests forming an alliance to get what they want,” said Sossion. Furthermore, he directed everyone who may be aggrieved to bring forth their grievances at a special annual delegates’ congress, which will be held in June this year.