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NURTW Zonal Delegates Conference: Southwest Govs Urged Not To Intervene



As the zonal delegates conference of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) draws nearer, Retired Deputy General Secretary of the Union and Coordinator, South West Elders, Alhaji Moshood Ajao, has charged the South West Governors not to intervene in the electioneering process.

Ajao who said the state governors in the southwestern zone should stay off the conference said that that NURTW has a process of electing their leaders and the interference of the Governors may spell doom for the Union.

He gave the charge while fielding questions from journalists in Osogbo, Osun State capital.

The Coordinator of the Elders Committee recalled that in 2019, the National body of NURTW zoned the office of the President to the south west during which Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa emerged the President of the Union through an arrangement.

The former Deputy General Secretary further explained that Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede who also showed interest in presidency had earlier been endorsed at a South west elders meeting of the Union held in Ilorin, Kwara state last Monday.

He said Alhaji Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo had earlier presented Alhaji Agbede to the elders committee as the next President of NURTW.

Alhaji Ajao frowned at the three states’ Chairmen of NURTW who in a viral video claimed to have endorsed MC Oluomo as the next President of the Union, explaining that the endorsement procedure is alien to NURTW.

He said MC Oluomo had in his former capacity as Chairman, Lagos NURTW dissolved the State Executive of the Union and refused to quit office for Alhaji Mustapha Adio Adekunle in line with the constitution of NURTW.

Ajao advised the Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to support the inauguration of a new executive of NURTW since MC Oluomo has quit office as the forthcoming zonal delegates conference will not hold without the inauguration of an executive in Lagos State.