12th April, 2011
The National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, the Motorcycle Operators Association of Lagos State, MOALS, and ANACOWA (Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association) have endorsed the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN presidential candidate, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu and the re-election bid of Governor Babatunde Fashola at the forthcoming polls.
The three unions called on their members to come out en-masse on Saturday to vote for the ACN candidate, Ribadu and also come out in large numbers to vote for Fashola in the 26 April governorship polls.
At an extra ordinary meeting of MOALS and Okada riders in Lagos, the okada riders resolved to support Ribadu and Fashola at the presidential and governorship polls respectively.
A statement signed by the Chairman, MOALS, Mr. Tijani Perkis said â€œokada riders are enjoined to vote massively for the ACN at all elections in Lagos State.â€
Also, ANACOWA in a statement signed by its Chairman, Lagos branch, Mr. Ade Ikuesan and the Secretary, Mordi Elvis said the leadership of the entire association endorsed Ribadu, Fashola and all the candidates of the ACN at the coming polls in Lagos .
The association said it decided to support Fashola and the entire ACN candidates because the governor had transform Lagos and moved it to an enviable height, making Lagos a state to reckon with.
â€œThis position is born out of the exceptional and outstanding performance of Governor Fashola in consolidating on the good work of the Governor Emeritus, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and also moving Lagos State to a new level of true mega-city.
â€œWe therefore implore all okada riders in Lagos State to go out and vote massively for the Action Congress of Nigeria at all levels. We are proud to associate with Fashola, the SAN with a sound mind,â€ it stated.
Also, the NURTW said following wide consultations with the various stakeholders concerned â€œI write to inform you that the NURTW, Okada Riders Association, Taxi Drivers Association and all other state branches of the association have unanimously resolved to formally announce our endorsement of the governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN and all candidates of the ACN in all the elections.â€
The statement signed by the State Chairman of the union, Alhaji Rafiu Olohunwa added that â€œour position is borne out of the conviction that the administration of Governor Fashola in Lagos and in deed, the various ACN administrations in the country have proven that our nation will fare better under the ACN at all levels.â€