Segun Oladipupo |
As more members have continued to drum support for the re-election bid of the incumbent President General of the Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Prince Adewale Adeyanju, Dockworkers and Seamen/NIWA and Water Transport Branches have also endorsed his continuity in office for second term.
Executives of both branches drummed support for the helmsman of the union at the national secretariat of the union on Monday.
According to them, if the union’s constitution could be amended, the MWUN boss should continue in office for the third term.
Going by his achievements in the last four years, the branch leaders said Adeyanju should not retire home after his tenure as PG but should strive for higher position in the Nigerian Labour Congress or go into politics in Oyo state, the home state of the PG.
Speaking, President Dockworkers Branch, MWUN, Comrade Tajudeen Ibrahim Ohize stated that Adeyanju paid the supreme price to ensure peace and harmony in the port.
Ohize maintained that the incumbent President General deserved to remain relevant after finishing out his second term in office, calling on members of the union to support in ensuring that Comrade Adeyanju gets the gubernatorial ticket in Oyo state.
He noted that the union had undergone transformation under the MWUN boss, adding that Comrade Adewale Adeyanju had impacted on the lives of dockworkers and the other three branches.
He said, “We have seen your impact in our lives and we want it to continue after the next four years .
“We want you to contest for Oyo State governorship election because you have what it takes to rule your state and we have the numerical strength to support you after the union’ s job.
Ohize harped on the need to sustain the industrial peace in the maritime industry, noting that the units, districts and branches will support the national executives of the union to maintain orderliness and tranquility in port operations.
Highpoints of the event was the presentation of branded T-shirts, fez caps, nose masks and other campaign materials to support the second bid election of Comrade Adewale Adeyanju.
Also speaking, Deputy President General of the union, Comrade Douglas Eromobor, stated the incumbent leader of the union has been able to fight for dockworkers detained by the Rivers State governor during the COVID-19 pandemic era, pointing out that the singular act won the heart of members .
Douglas maintained that Comrade Adeyanju has what it takes to be the next NLC President, stressing that the union will solicit support for him to lead the apex body of the Congress.
On his part, Comrade Uche Igwe Onu expressed satisfaction over the industrial peace put in place by the current leadership of the union.
Igwe Onu, who is the current National Treasurer of the union , affirmed that the four branches will continue to support the incumbent for continuity and progress.
© 2021, maritimemag. All rights reserved.