NURTW SUSPENDED IN LAGOS CAN’T DISTRIBUTE INEC MATERIALS
The Lagos State Parks Management Committee led by Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo has written to the independent national electoral commission, INEC, on January 12 2023, to allow it to distribute sensitive electoral materials and transport election officials on Election Day.
In the letter, the Parks Management Committee wrote to INEC, it states that the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW is suspended in Lagos and that INEC should disregard any relationship with the union.
The letter also notified INEC about the imminent danger as States, such as Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Ondo and Osun are among others which are no longer under the NURTW, noting the states unions are under the various States Parks and Garages respectively.
The LSPC says the notification and request letter to INEC has become imperative to avoid technical as well as administrative lacuna in terms of transporting logistics and deployment ot retrieval of election materials and personnel to and from all election points in the aforementioned States during the forthcoming 2023 General Election.
In October 2018, in an Instagram post, the Managing director of LSPC, MC Oluomo described himself as a loyalist of Bola Tinubu, the 2023 presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
According to MC Oluomo, Tinubu owns him and the APC and whatever he wants will be supported.
He wrote on his Instagram page, “I am an Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Jagaban loyalist, I wear the Jagaban jersey, I’ve been a loyalist since 1999, the first mecca i went is through his execellency in the year 2000, moreso, he has done alot for me, he made me who i am today our relationship has been very cordial and strong in the area that I grew up in…”
Freeafricatvdaily followed that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, warned INEC against using the Lagos State Parks Management Committee led by MC Oluomo for logistics during the February polls.
This was contained in a press release by Atiku’s Special Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu.
Shaibu noted that Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had banned the NURTW because the union’s national leadership had suspended MC Oluomo for abuse of office.
Shaibu suggested to INEC not to make use of the parks committee, Rather, it should reach out to the leadership of the NURTW and or engage the services of any logistic company for the purpose of distributing sensitive electoral materials in Lagos.