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Road transport boss seeks judicial reprieve over leadership crisis

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Sequel to the lingering leadership tussle in the Road Transport Employees Association of Nigeria, (RTEAN), the Lagos State Chairman of the association (RTEAN), Alhaji Musa Muhammadu has expressed confidence that the judiciary would do justice to the matter before it.

Muhammadu, who responded to questions from newsmen in Lagos stressed that the embattled national president, Osakpamwan Eriyo has been dismissed could no longer be the national president of the group.

The state chairman, who is also the deputy president, noted that 28 members of the association’s National Executive Council had recently announced the dismissal of Eriyo after the group’s emergency meeting in Lagos.

But in his reaction, Eriyo disowned leaders of the RTEAN who met in Lagos, saying they neither had powers to dismiss him nor the national secretary, Yusuf Ibrahim.

The dismissal came few days after Eriyo purportedly sacked the Lagos State Executive Council of the association led by Alhaji Musa Muhammadu and appointed a caretaker committee.

Muhammadu however, produced some documentary evidence to support his claim that Eriyo has been dismissed at the national delegate conference held from April 25-26, 2018.

According to him, the courts would interpret the letters of the constitution of the organization properly.

He said: “By our constitution, we do not elect the national secretary, it is based on appointment and the constitution says he must have at least 20 years experience either in the ministry or in the union and must possess not less than Diploma before he could be appointed”.


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