The Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners, Repairs and Riders Association of Nigeria has said that it would not allow their members to be used for electoral violence in the forthcoming general elections.
The association, however, promised to deliver 12 million votes for President Muhammadu Buhari in the February election.
Addressing journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, the secretary of the BoT, Ado Ibrahim, said a seminar had been organised to sensitise members on the need to shun violence and thuggery during the 2019 general elections.
He said, “We have organised a seminar for our members to ensure that they are not used by politicians for violence during the election next month. The seminar will be a continuous exercise, we are training them to ensure that they don’t engage in violence and thuggery during the election.
“We as a body have been educating our members across the country to shun any act of political thuggery, vote buying and any other act that might bring the name of the association to disrepute for a hitch-free election.”
Ibrahim announced the dissolution of the National Executive Committee of the association by the Board of Trustees.
He said a caretaker committee to be headed by Musa Isiyaku as chairman and Saheed Folaranmi as Secretary would henceforth run the affairs of the association.
“The committee shall organise and conduct election into various offices of the national executive committee in accordance with the provisions of our constitution.”
On declaring support for the president, Ibrahim said the association believed in the leadership of Buhari more than any person.
“As an association that walks its talk, we want to assure president Mohammadu Buhari that ACOMORAN believes in his leadership and will deliver to him a minimum of Twelve Million Votes come the 16th of February, 2019. He has done well and should be trusted for another four years.”
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