The Lagos State chapter of the Road Transport Employers’ Association (RTEAN) has commenced Operations Show Your Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for all his members ahead of 2019 general election.
Alhaji Mohammed Musa, the state chairman of RTEAN who made this known on Monday threatened executive members of the union across various chapels and zonal operations to either get the PVCs or lose their position by January.
Musa, undertook the PVCs’ verification exercise for hundreds of union Excos from Ikorodu-Epe and Ojo zone II at the RTEAN Secretariat in the state adding that the association must support good governance in the state.
“We will not allow anyone of our member to sit down without collecting history her voter card.
“Our organisation believes that the only way we can vote in leaders we want, those that are working and vote out those we believe are not for the masses is having PVCs.
“The weapon we have is only the voter cards that is what it is very important for every member to have voter card ready before 2019.
“Anyone of my member I find out not having PVCs will have his position taken away while those that have PVCs will take such position,” the Chairman told NAN at the end of the exercise.
“I give those who are in possession of TVCs till January to get the PVCs. If you want to work with me, you must produce original card,
“Let no one say I am wicked, I will give out position of anyone who will not have the card by January.
…Go and get the original (Permanent)
Musa said that the state chapter would call its over 30, 000 members for similar exercise in January for verification.
The zonal chairman, Ikorodu-Epe-Obalende zone of RTEAN, Alh. Isiaka Seriki said the exercise is aimed at making the Union to unite in order to support the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State.
Mr Ilesanmi Ako,, Zonal Deputy Secretary of RTEAN, Ojo Zone II said that exercise was to throw support to APC in Lagos State.
Ako said that the state chairman had made possession of PVCs compulsory for all members since February.
Mr Sakiru Idowu, the Deputy Chairman (Administration), Ikorodu-Epe zone said that members did only have the PVCs but ensured their wives and attendants collect it.
The exercise, which started on Thursday with executive members from Surulere and Ojo Zone I, would be conducted for all RTEAN chapels across the state.