By Gbedu Magazine on Sep 07, 2019
The new caretaker Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, has described the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, as his father, leader and mentor.
MC Oluomo stated this in an appreciation message he posted on his official Instagram page on Thursday.
He thanked Tinubu for supporting him, to emerge as the leader of the NURTW in the state.
Oluomo also thanked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and some traditional rulers in the state for supporting his candidature.
He wrote, “My utmost appreciation goes to Almighty Allah for his benevolence and grace and for making a day like this a reality. I cannot but also thank my father, my leader, my mentor His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for his love and support towards my emergence as the NURTW chairman. He is truly a father and a father indeed.
“My appreciation also goes to His Excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, executive governor of Lagos State for creating a conducive environment (sic) and for encouraging peaceful transition of the NURTW leadership mantle in Lagos State.
“My appreciation will not be complete without acknowledging Oba Saheed Elegushi, Oba Kabiru Adelaja Agbabiaka Olufemiloye Osolo of Isolo kingdom to other royal fathers, the leader, the incumbent President, Alhaji Tajudeen Ibikunle Baruwa, APC elders and leaders in Lagos state, APC elders and leaders in Oshodi/Isolo Local Government, members of NURTW Lagos Council and the good people of Oshodi/Isolo and environs. I thank you all for your sincere support, prayers, advice and encouragement.”
Meanwhile, a man declared wanted by the Lagos State Police Command in January has been appointed into the caretaker committee of the National Union of Road Transport Workers led by Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo.
The man, Mustapha Adekunle aka Seigo, is listed as number one on the new list of members of the caretaker committee on the NURTW.
Adekunle , who is also a member of the All Progressives Congress, was declared wanted by the immediate past Commissioner of Police in the state , Imohimi Edgal, for his alleged role in the violence that erupted at an APC rally in which two journalists were shot.
Mr Temitope Ogunbanke of The New Telegraph and Dr Emmanuel Oladesu of The Nation were shot while many others , including MC Oluomo , were injured at the governorship rally of Babajide Sanwo – Olu at Skypower Ground, Ikeja.
“ The list , where he was appointed as the chairman of the caretaker committee , consists of people who are destroying the NURTW in Lagos . We want the governor to intervene , because if they impose Akinsanya on us, there will be trouble and a lot of unrest will happen in the state.”
The Chairman of the Ojuwoye Branch A , NURTW, Ademola Olanrewaju, who was also among the protesters , noted that Akinsanya ’s emergence was influenced by top officials of the union.
Olanrewaju said, “ A meeting was held yesterday ( Tuesday ) and at the end , Akinsanya emerged 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 Akinsanya’ s group was exonerated.
“What we are agitating for is that we don ’t want MC Oluomo ’ s government in Lagos State. We don’ t want to die young.”
Another protester , Muri , aka Ijongbon Poly, urged Governor Babajide Sanwo -Olu to intervene in the crisis before the situation gets out of hand.
He said, “We are here to appeal to the governor to intervene in the NURTW election so that due process will be followed . We do not want Akinsanya to destroy the union, so we want the government to assist us. We are fervent members of the APC; we also want our national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to intervene.”
Some members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State staged a protest at the state House of Assembly on Wednesday rejecting the emergence of Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, as the chairman of the caretaker committee of the body in the state.
The protesters condemned Akinsanya ’s emergence, saying he and his supporters and backers were working against the constitution of the union.
It was learnt that the National President of the NURTW, Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa, appointed Akinsanya as the caretaker chairman following the dissolution of the executive committee in the state.
But the protesters believed that Akinsanya, who is contesting the state NURTW chairmanship, would use his position as the head of the caretaker committee to impose himself as the state chairman.
One of the protesting members, who identified himself simply as Nosiru, (according to Punch) said Akinsanya and his followers had been working against the constitution of the union , adding that there would be trouble if he was imposed on members.
Nosiru stated , “ We are here to protest because the NURTW constitution is not respected . The Governor’ s Office and the Lagos State House of Assembly , where we are protesting, usually uphold the constitution of the NURTW in the state.
Akinsanya and his followers believe that they are above the law; they are working against the constitution . We are surprised to hear this morning that he is the chairman of the caretaker committee
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