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NURTW Members Write Ogun Govt, Want Ago - Iwoye Branch Chairman Removed




From Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

Aggrieved members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Ago Iwoye Branch, in Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State, have written the state's Transport Committee Chairman, Sunday Adeniyi, asking for the removal of the caretaker committee chairman of the Ago - Iwoye branch, Akeula Shefiu, over alleged "victimisation and threat to life".

In a "Vote of no Confidence" letter signed by 27 members of the branch and addressed to Adeniyi and copied to the Secretary to the Ogun State Government (SSG), Tokunbo Talabi, the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Dare Kadiri, the caretaker chairman and secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Yemi Sanusi and Ayo Olubori,  they alleged that Akeula Shefiu caused the arbitrary arrest and detention of majority of the branch members, and hindered their vehicles from loading in the park.

The unionists who also claimed to be 
"APC Caucus of Ago Iwoye NURTW," equally accused the branch Caretaker Chairman of allocating their "slots" to members of the opposition party in the state.

According to them, the chairman, allegedly, enlisted the help of suspected cultists to harass and intimidate branch members even as he also used his position to cause "serious public disturbance and fight between members of the union and the public."

The members, who expressed worry that Akeula's position as the Ago Iwoye branch chairman has brought rancour and disunity to the branch, appealed to the concerned authorities to appoint a new chairman capable of paddling the affairs of the union in order to forestall a break down of law and order in the branch.

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