Ogun transport union allays fears over court judgment

Members of the public and the Road Transport Employee Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in Ogun State, have been advised to disregard any attempt by a faction of the union to create unrest in the state.

The chairman of the state council of RTEAN, Alhaji Mugisu Akinpelu, called on members of the union not to entertain any fear over the reports that judgement had been delivered on the crisis rocking the union

Two factions of the union , one led by Elder Femi Ajewole and the other led by Abubakar Sadiq, are involved in a legal battle over which of them is the authentic union.

Alhaji Akinpelu, who is also the National Vice President of the RTEAN faction, refuted the claims by the Abubakar Sadiq faction that the court had given judgmental in its favour.

Alhaji Akinpelu claimed that such misinformation of fact was capable of creating tension among members of the union, which may lead to a breakdown of law and order in the “peaceful state.”

He also called on members of the union to go about their operation, pending the determination of the suit at the National Industrial Court.
“We are the recognized body by the National Labour Congress and other authorities because we followed the due procedure in our activities,” Alhaji Akinpelu said.

Akinpelu also enjoined members to be law abiding and eschew activities that may lead to a breakdown of law and order at motor parks in the country.

He said that the case had been adjourned and that the presiding judge had ordered that both parties should maintain the status quo ante, until the determination of the case.

Community News, however, gathered that the faction raised the alarm, following fears that some people were planning to take advantage of the adjourned case to create confusion.

News Credit: Tribune


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