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NURTW: Makinde Invites Tokyo, Auxiliary, Other Factional Leaders


Oyo State governor-elect, Mr Seyi Makinde,  has invited the  factional leaders of the National Union of Road Transport Workers  in the state to a  meeting.

When asked on  Fresh FM about his preparedness to stop  the impending crisis in the union following the alleged move by its former  acting chairman, Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi, and his supporters to take over the  motor parks  in the state on May 29,  Makinde said his government  would not tolerate violence  in the state.

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The engineer, who won the March 9 governorship poll  in the state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, said, “Nobody is above the law. If anybody thinks because he voted for Seyi Makinde and is  hell bent on circumventing the law, the law enforcement agencies  are there to do their work.”

THE PUNCH quoted him as saying that he had invited  the union leaders.

Lamidi, popularly called Auxiliary,  is  believed to have worked for  Makinde’s election.

On the other hand, the acting chairman of the NURTW in the state, Alhaji Abideen Olajide, popularly known  Ejiogbe, supported  Mr Bayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress.

A leader  of the union loyal to Auxiliary, Alhaji Gani Fakayode,  said  the transition from the current executive of the union to another would be violent-free.

The septuagenarian, who was also a state organising secretary of  the NURTW  during the tenure of Alhaji Lateef Akinsola, popularly known as Tokyo, said  the union had a tradition and constitution guiding its operations. 

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