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Lagos NURTW Boss Reveals How Tinubu, Sanwo Olu Asked Him To Drop His Ambition For MC Oluomo

Fatai Adeshina, nicknamed Akeweje, the recently appointed Caretaker Committee Chairman of the National Organization of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos State, has revealed he relinquished his goal to lead the union in 2019 when former Lagos State Governor Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu intervened.

In an interview with Newsmen, Akeweje claimed he was offered the job of Deputy Chairman in exchange for giving up his desire, but he never received it.

He said that despite pleadings with the then-NURTW chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, all efforts to obtain the post failed.

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After eight years of Tajudeen Agbede as the Lagos chairman of the NURTW, a vacancy for the job of state chairman of the union was announced, for which Adeshina received the form and ran for the seat of the Lagos chairman in 2019.

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Akeweje said: “Some days to the D-day when they were supposed to announce me as the NURTW chairman for Lagos, the chief of staff to the governor called me and told me that he and the governor had endorsed my candidacy, but Tinubu said they should give it to MC Oluomo. I told him there was no problem.

“He asked me what I wanted to do next and I told him that I was okay with anything the government wanted. He asked whether I wanted the deputy or treasurer position, and I said any of both was fine. He drafted a list of the state executive members to be announced and showed me that I was penned for the deputy chairman position. I agreed with the plan.

“However, on the day we were to be sworn in, my name was cancelled with a pen, not that they drafted a fresh list. I was not offered any position. MC Oluomo took away my job, hijacked my branch and my unit despite meeting me on this job.”

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According to Anaedoonline.ng, Fatai Adeshina was named Caretaker Committee Chairman of the NURTW in Lagos by the National body following the union’s crisis.

The Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration named MC Oluomo, a suspended member of the union, as the Head of the Park Management Committee to take over the NURTW’s responsibilities.

 

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