Segun Oladipupo |
The Nigeria Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), has postponed it November 2019 general elections Indefinitely as it considers appointing a consensus candidate.
The tenure of the current National President, Alhaji Kassim Ibrahim Bataiya, expired November 21st after eight years in office.
It was gathered that the President is allegedly planning to impose his own candidate on the association which has generated rancour among members.
Though multiple sources confirmed that elders of the association may decide who would succeed Alhaji Bataiya as the next President of NARTO, the election is being keenly contested by Barrister Enoch Kanawa and a Kaduna based member of NARTO .
Nigeriamaritime360.com gathered that the election may hold in the first quarter of 2020 and that NARTO’s elders forum will decide who the cap fits to lead the road transport group.
Findings also revealed that Barrister Kanawa stands a better chance against his opponent in the race but the power of incumbency may scuttle his dream to become president of NARTO.
When contacted about the election’s postponement, NARTO’s Presidential candidate, Barrister Kanawa confirmed to our correspondent that the association was working assiduously to come up with a consensus candidate for the presidential position.
Kanawa said: “We are trying to see how we can come up with a consensus candidate.
Though I don’t have reasons to disagree with the elders of the association.
“But my chances are very bright because am the man of the people and am a grassroot member of NARTO,” he asserted.
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