By OLA AJAYI
AS the secretariat of the National Union of Road Transport Workers led by Alhaji Najeem Yasin prepares for the swearing-in of the executive members of the union in Oyo State on Monday, an embattled Chairman of the union, Alhaji Lateef Akinsola aka Tokyo has called on the leadership to exercise caution considering the fact that various court judgments that authenticated his chairmanship are still subsisting.
Tokyo, who spoke with newsmen at his Akobo residence in Ibadan said until the judgment of the National Industrial Court, which was also revalidated by a Federal High Court and a Court of Appeal is upturned, it would be a futile exercise for the national leadership to swear in the executive of Alhaji Taofeek Oyerinde aka Fele after a four year tenure without any election.
Alhaji Akinsola who was flanked by scores of his supporters warned that his teeming members in the union who have been pushed out of motor parks by the current leadership of the union and have suffered all sorts of harassment, intimidation and threats to their lives would not fold their arms and allow this illegality to take place in their domains.
While calling on President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to stop the said swearing in on Monday, which he said, would be tantamount to contempt of court, he asked them to use their good offices to ensure the implementation of the court order and reinstate him as the chairman.
He noted further that the Oyo State government in a suit marked CA/1/38/13 appealed the judgment of the NIC but the Appeal Court dismissed their appeal asking the government to go and implement the order of reinstatement and up to now, the government is still dilly dallying on the implementation of the court order.