The National Union of Road Transport workers (NURTW) says it has appointed coordinators to arrange transportation of polling materials and personnel for the forthcoming general elections in Lagos, Ondo, Osun and Oyo states where its activities were banned.
In a letter to INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the union also listed names and contact details of all its officials who would facilitate the successful deployment of vehicles and monitor the prompt delivery of election materials and personnel in all states across the country.
The letter, signed by the General Secretary of NURTW, Kabiru Ado Yau, reads: ”I am pleased to inform your good self that the Union’s leadership has appointed coordinators to be responsible for monitoring and supervision of the activities of our members to be engaged by the commission for its electoral activities at state and local government levels. “To achieve effective and efficient delivery of logistics, those engaged are to facilitate the successful deployment of vehicles as well as to monitor and assist the state councils they are assigned to. “They are also required to lead a delegation of state officials to supervise the signing of any contractual agreement with INEC in respect of the 2023 general elections.”
Meanwhile, INEC is facing criticism in Lagos over its decision to work with the Lagos state parks management committee for the distribution of election materials.
Olusegun Agbaje, the INEC resident electoral commissioner, had said the commission will be “working against the law if INEC has to continue to work with NURTW or any other group that is proscribed in the state”.