President of the National Union of Road Transport Workers NURTW, Alhaji Najeem Yasin, has summoned members of the State Administrative Council (SAC) to an emergency meeting in Abuja. He spoke on Thursday in reaction to the fracas that occurred at the All Progressives Congress, APC, event in Lagos on Tuesday.
During the melee, the union’s state Treasurer Musiliu Akinsanya (aka MC Oluomo) was stabbed. Already, the Police had declared Mustapha Adekunle aka Sego wanted for “attempting to disrupt the rally” held at the Skypower Grounds, Government Reservation Area (GRA), Ikeja.
But Yasin stated that the union would unravel the role played by all members of the union mentioned in connection with the violence “and whoever that is found wanting or involved directly or indirectly will be dealt with in accordance with the union’s constitution. This is to get to the root of the violence in which some members of the union were mentioned as active participants”.
Yasin said, members of the union, as Nigerians are free to belong to any party, stressing, however, that they should be careful not to drag the name of the union into partisan politics.
“Our union, NURTW, is not affiliated to any party. We are an affiliate of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). Our members are free to belong to any party of their choice. Members who attend political rallies do so on a personal note and not in the name of the union,” he added.
NURTW assured citizens that its leadership will not allow anyone or group of persons to drag its name in the mud.
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