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NURTW Members Reject Oluomo’s Emergence As Chairman



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Members of the Lagos State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has kicked against the emergence of Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo as the chairman of the caretaker committee of the union.

The protesters carried placards with inscriptions such as: ‘We say yes to union constitution, we want the government to save our soul in Lagos’, ‘We say no to Lagos NURTW, we say no to imposition’, ‘We say no to self-imposition as NURTW Lagos State chairman’, ‘We say no to thuggery in Lagos NURTW’, and others.

Naija News reports that the National President of the union, Alhaji Tajudeen Ibikunle Baruwa, had appointed MC Oluomo as the caretaker chairman, Lagos State chapter of the union.

It was gathered that Baruwa issued a statement on Tuesday dissolving the executive committee of the state chapter headed by Comrade Tajudeen Agbede and replaced it with an 18- member caretaker committee led by MC Oluomo.

Speaking during the protest, the Chairman of Ojuwoye NURTW branch, Ademola Olanrewaju, accused the national leadership of trying to impose Oluomo on the state chapter.

He said: “A meeting was held yesterday and after the meeting, it was decided that MC Oluomo should emerge as the chairman of the caretaker committee.

“Directly or indirectly, they are trying to impose him on us because there was fracas in Abuja and both parties were supposed to be dealt with, but MC Oluomo’s group was exonerated.

“What we are agitating for is that we don’t want MC’s government in Lagos State.

“Lagos State has given us the little it can in terms of empowerment, by giving us what to eat.”