NURTW Branch Election –Obi Calls For Peace  *As New Executive C'ttee Emerges For Ika South Branch A, C

Nigeria (Blank NEWS Online) – 

CHAIRMAN of Delta State Council of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Chief Ifeanyi Obi has sued for peace among members of the Union as they prepare for branch elections.

Chief Obi made the calll while speaking on the preparation for elections into different branches of the Union in the State.

According to him, it was important for members of the Union to maintain peace and obey directives of the national secretariat of the driver’s union and that any person who has held an office for two tenures or terms is not qualified to contest for the same position.

“Elections is full of intrigues but Delta State has enjoyed peace and we want the peace to be sustained, especially in this season that we are going for elections in different branches,” Chief Obi said, adding that “normally, people are ambitious but, your ambition should not affect the activities of our Union or the peace we are enjoying in the State.”

Chief Obi emphasized, “our national secretariat, in line with the Union’s Constitution, has directed that anybody who has done two terms in a position cannot contest again for the same position and we must obey that directive and other provisions of our Union Constitution.”

The drivers’ union chairman in the state assured his members that the elections will be transparent and warned against any action that could truncate the electoral process or lead to the breach of peace.

New Executive Committee Emerges For Ika South Branch A And C Of NURTW.

Meanwhile, a new executive committee for the Ika South A and C branches of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has been sworn-in with a charge on them to ensure that they maintain peace and ensure that every member of the Union must be carried along in their activities without discrimination.

Those who took oath of office administered by the Deputy State Chairman of the drivers’ union, Comrade Mike Onadeyake in Asaba include Comrade Eddy Ofuani as the Branch A chairman while his members are Comrades Eboh Ologwa (1st Vice Chairman), Friday Eluma (2nd Vice Chairman), Emmanuel Ibude (Secretary), Napoleon Igharo (Assistant Secretary), Pius Okoh (Treasurer), Jackson Nwaogi (Financial Secretary), Henry Ewemeka (Auditor), Ndidi Otor (Organising Secretary), Jacob Okwuogori (1st Trustee), Ikechukwu Ofuani (2nd Trustee), Johnbull Ashien (Assistant Treasurer). Augustine Eluro (Assistant Organising Secretary and Monday Ijedinma (Assistant Auditor).

Comrade Charles Agboje was sworn-in as the Chairman for Ika South C while members of his executive include, Comrades Andrew Onichabor (Vice Chairman), Omodu Azobu (2nd Vice Chairman), Friday Elumah (Secretary), Anthony Agholor (Treasurer), Nwako Moses (Financial Secretary), Ikechukwu Ekpenesi (1st Trustee), Julius Aswat (2nd Trustee), John Bwagbogwu (Organising Secretary), Augustin Okumabua (Auditor), Deboy Nmodi (Public Relations Officer), Abraham Ojemeyi (Assistant Treasurer) and Emmanuel Agboje (Ex-Officio).

Speaking at the occasion, the Assistant State Secretary of the Union, Comrade Anthony Igwebuike, charged the new executive committee for the branches who were sworn-in to ensure that they carry their members along and always sell property of the Union.

He emphasized that it is a criminal offence for anybody to sell receipts other than that of the drivers’ union and urged them to be law abiding and shun any action that could lead to the breach of the peace.

“Make sure you carry our members along, sell property of our union and maintain peace; if there is any issue, report to the state executive council or the Police if it is a serious issue, but, shun violence of any kind,” Comrade Igwebuike said.

Responding on behalf of those who were sworn –in, Comrade Ofuani of Branch A, thanked the members of the Union for electing them and also, commended the state executive council led by Comrade Ifeanyi Obi for effectively piloting the affairs of the Union in accordance with its constitution.

“We thank our Chairman for working with the National Executive Committee in ensuring that there is a peaceful union where everybody work as brothers,” he said, adding, “we will carry all our members along, be law abiding and obey the constitution of our Union,”

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