Okada riders write Fayemi over ticketing activities
From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Joint associations of Commercial Motorcycle Operators in Ondo state have written a letter to the Governor of Ekiti state, Dr Kayode Fayemi, over what they called banning of ticketing activities among their members in the state.
According to the letter dated September 30, 2019, a copy which was made available to Journalists to Ado-Ekiti, jointly signed by leaders of the three unions, the Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN) Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) and Ondo State Owners Bike and Riders Association (OSOBRA).
The letter copied to the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon Bamidele Oleyelogun, Ondo State council of Obas, Ondo State chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) as well as Muslim Association of Nigeria (MAN).
The commercial motorcyclist operators described their associations as registered and law abiding groups always ready to cooperate and support the government in all matters relating to the development of the state and good governance at all the times.
Appealed to the Governor to please lift the ban on the lawful general administration’s of their associations, promised to organise a law abiding state executive members that would make the association contribute more to the development of the state.
They called on relevant groups and organisations in the state to assist their associations from going into oblivion and also beg the Governor to lift the ban on the operations and ticketing activities among members of their associations.
They equally promised the continued loyalties of their members towards the development of Ondo state by contributing immensely towards the promotion of internal revenue of the state.
The group noted that the ban on the ticket activities in the state, apart from creating what it called serious rift between the state chapter and the national body of the association, it has led to a threat to withdraw the Ondo state chapter from the national body due to lack of appropriate remittance to the national body of the association.
“Our members numbering over 65,000 across the length and breath of Ondo state solidly support our tested and trusted Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s second term ambition, we equally appealed to relevant stakeholders to kindly help us appeal to the Governor to save our children and relatives’ souls from starvation “