The leadership of the Ogun state National Road Transport Workers has denied daring the state governor, Dapo Abiodun over the installation of new executives of the union in the state.
The NURTW leadership in a statement signed by the Assistant General secretary of the union, Durojaiye Isiaka debunked rumour that there is leadership tussle over who take over the chairman seat in the state.
Isiaka alleged that the rumour is the work of some desperate hoodlums among the union that wanted to hijack the leadership of the union in the state through blackmail.
He insisted that they were elected by the members of the union across the state.
The union AGS also explained that the National Industrial Court, Ibadan has also confirmed them as the authentic executive of the union in the state.
The union in the statement however pledged its continuous loyalty to the administration of Governor Abiodun.
The statement added, “Our amiable & visionary Governor of Ogun State, His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun mfr is known to have passion for due process & do things in strict adherence to extant constitution, laws, guidelines & regulations. Also, his emergence as the people’s Governor was through Democratic & due process.
“The Leadership of the NURTW at all levels especially the National President who is an illustrious son of Ogun State are in support & will continue to support His Excellency to jointly build Ogun State. Because, we belief that Igbega Ipinle Ogun, Ajumose gbogbo wa ni’.
“The elections into the various offices at Ogun State Council of the union were held on 12/12/2019. after the prayer of those who were afraid of Democratic process was not granted by Lordship Hounarable Justice O A Onafowokan Judge of Ogun State Nigeria Abeokuta judiciary division Court 4 holden at Abeokuta on 5/10/2019.
“After the emergence of the state officers through the democratic process these group of people went to challenge the outcome of the elections at National Industrial Court (Court 1) Ibadan. Their prayers were not granted on 17/03/2020.
“Having failed to actualise their dream inlegitimately, they are now using option of blackmail and misinformation which should be ignored.
“Members and Newly elected officers in Ogun State Council should remain focused & law abiding while the National Headquarters shall apply relevant portion of our constitution accordingly and in due course.”