The leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Ogun State chapter, has kicked against the invitation extended to its leadership by the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, following a petition by some members of Ogun State House of Assembly.
The union, which addressed journalists in Abeokuta on Thursday, stated that no fewer than 20 members of the state House of Assembly had accused its leadership of scheming to destabilise the peace in the state.
The state Vice-Chairman of the NURTW, Mr. Yusuf Bamgbola, said the IGP had summoned the state Chairman, Mr. Akeem Adeosun, for allegedly threatening the lives of some lawmakers in the state.
Bamgbola, flanked by other members of the state executive of the union, accused the leadership of the Assembly of undue interference in the affairs of the union.
He alleged that the lawmakers, through the Chairman, House Committee on Transportation, Mr. Dare Kadri, had made unsuccessful attempts to impose a non-member of the union in Ago-Iwoye branch of the union on them.
Bamgbola said, “This press conference is called to dispel the rumour that the state council of NURTW led by Alhaji Akeem Adeosun constitutes a threat to the people of the Ogun State.
“On issues relating to the union’s relationship with the state House of Assembly, the House Committee on Transport had on April 19, 2016, invited the leadership of the NURTW to a meeting at the House over their intention to resolve a perceived leadership crisis in Ago Iwoye branch.
“The presentation of the lawmakers during the meeting had portrayed their high level of bias and malicious intention to employ the divide and rule method as well as undue interference in the smooth administration of the union at the said branch.”