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No gun was found with me, I am still in charge of Tricycle Owners and Operators of Nigeria (TOOAN) in Lagos state – Istijabah


Alhaji Abiola Azeez popularly known as Istijabal as reiterates that he is the authentic Chairman of the Tricycle Owners and Operators of Nigeria (TOOAN) as approved by the National Body of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Under the amiable President Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa.

During a media chat with the newsmen on Friday 11th February 2022 at his office in Iyana Ekoro axis of Abule Egba on the recent incident that occurred on Thursday 10th February 2022 at the State Secretariat of the National Road Transport Workers where the loyalist of the state Chairman of the NURTW, Musiliu Akinsanya MC Olumo humiliated and assaulted him at the state secretariat.

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“The crisis erupted inside the compound of the Lagos NURTW Secretariat, following an emergency meeting of the NURTW officials summoned by the State Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya (MC Oluomo) to discuss the latest development in the Union over my appointment as the state chairman of TOOAN by the National President, Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa in Abuja”, Istijabah affirms.

Alhaji Abiola noted that the occurrence was a fall out of the New Office he is now holding after his appointment in Abuja.

In his words, “under the new arrangements and resolution I was chosen to be the new chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of TOOAN on February 9, 2022, and the national body of NURTW directed that we should continue to operate in our existing state office,” he said.

All Abiola further noted that things took a new turn as the Lagos State chapter of NURTW failed to honour the gentleman’s agreement and resolutions in Abuja with the sealing of the TOOAN’s office in Lagos.

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“After the successful deliberations with the National President, NURTW, Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa in Abuja, I was summoned by the Lagos State chapter of NURTW led by Mc Oluomo for a meeting which I humbly honoured as a law-abiding and respected gentleman”‘ he continued.

Alhaji Abiola Azeez, religiously stated in his interview with  Biodun Ajose, a pressman that against the News in the Public he was never arrested or detained by any security agency as against what is available in the media space. While noting that all parties were invited to the RRS office and that No Pump-action was found in his possession as he has no right to such.

He further assured that his candidature is widely supported by all members of TOOAN who are willing to remain calm in the face of oppression.

Finally, Istijabah has called on all his loyalists to continue to embrace peace at all times as that is the right way to God.


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