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NUPENG Suspends Indefinitely 12 Members For Breach Of Peace… Drags Them To Court For Prosecution

Information emanating from the National Secretariat of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), the Petroleum Tankers Drivers Branch has slammed an indefinite suspension on some members of the union over their anti-union activities and actions that may lead to breach of peace in the country.

In a circular made to members of the union, it reads that the members lend their support to the executives led by the current president Comrade Augustine Egbon, the circular reads, “This is to inform all our members that the President, the Deputy President of NUPENG, General Secretary and the National Chairman Of PTD are greatly doing well.

“But Lucky Osesua and Dayyabu Garga who before now were members of the union has been arrested over activities that nearly caused breach of peace, they were reported to the police who arrested them and will prosecute them in the court where their fate will be decided.”

The circular further employ the members to disregard any contrary information coming from any other source other than the recognised structure of PTD headed by the National chairman, Comr. Augustine Egbon.

Those placed on indefinite suspension are Peter Moudebelu, Dayabu Garga, Musa Dennis, Osesua, Walter, Tiamiyu Ojo, Osahon Osamuyi, Humble Obinna, Dele Nwaka, Sylvanus Idanwekhai, Akinlolu Olabisi, Gambo Ibrahim Tuge.

In the letter of suspension cited they were accused of conducting illegal congress to elect new national leaders of the union in disobedience to the order of the court nullifying such.

Below is a sample of the letter sent to the suspended members;

LETTER OF INDEFINITE SUSPENSION FROM THE UNION
The National Secretariat of the Union is in receipt of documentary, audio and video evidences of you and some other individuals illegally organizing and conducting elections for the national offices of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Branch of the Union in Abuja, in the early hours of Tuesday,3lst October, 2023 in disobedience and in contempt of the
judgement of Hon. Justice Bashar A. Alkali of the National lndustrial Court of Nigeria, in the Yenagoa Judicial Division, holden at Yenagoa on Suit No. NICN/YEN/L/2022 that
nullified the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Branch of NUPENG’s election held on 30th June, 2022 in lbadan, Oyo State, dissolved the former executive and mandated the National Secretariat of NUPENG to conduct a fresh elections for the national offices of the
Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) Branch ofthe Union.

Your actions, conducts and utterances were totalviolations of the Union Constitution and the Bye Laws of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) Branch including the resolutions taken at the Branch Executive Council meeting of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Branch on 20th September 2023 in Asaba, Delta State.

It was on the basis of the above that a resolution was taken and adopted at the Special Delegates Conference of the Branch on Tuesday, 3L’t of October,2O23 recommending.

LETTER OF INDEFINITE SUSPENSION FROM THE UNION

The National Secretariat of the Union is in receipt of documentary, audio and video
evidences of you and some other individuals illegally organizing and conducting elections
for the national offices of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Branch of the Union in Abuja, in the early hours of Tuesday,3lst October, 2023in disobedience and in contempt of the
judgement of Hon. Justice Bashar A. Alkali of the National lndustrial Court of Nigeria, in
the Yenagoa Judicial Division, holden at Yenagoa on Suit No. NICN/YEN/L/2022 that
nullified the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Branch of NUPENG’s election held on 30th June, 2022 in lbadan, Oyo State, dissolved the former executive and mandated the National Secretariat of NUPENG to conduct a fresh elections for the national offices of the
Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) Branch of the Union.

Your actions, conducts and utterances were totalviolations of the Union Constitution and
the Bye Laws of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) Branch including the resolutions taken at the Branch Executive Council meeting of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Branch on 20th September 2023 in Asaba, Delta State.

It was on the basis of the above that a resolution was taken and adopted at the Special Delegates Conference of the Branch on Tuesday, 3L’t of October,2O23 recommending your expulsion from the Branch and the Union to the National Executive Council of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG).

your expulsion from the Branch and the Union to the National Executive Council of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG).

To worsen the matter, on Wednesday, 1’t November 2023, the President of the Union,
Comrade Williams Akporeha and the General Secretary of the Union together with the
Chairman of the Caretaker Committee set up after the dissolution of the former executive
by court and six principal officers of the newly elected executive of the Branch were
brutally and viciously attacked at the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) Branch office at 50 Moses Majekodunmi Crescent, Utako , Abuja by you and co- conspirators ably assisted by some assailants, thugs and arsonists.

These actions are definitely condemnable and heinous crimes and cannot be condoned
in any way by the Union and in any decent Society.

ln the light of the above, you are hereby immediately placed on an indefinite suspension from the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) Branch of NUPENG and from the Union generally pending when the National Executive Council of the Union shall take appropriate actions and measures on the matter.

You are hereby directed to hand over all the Union properties in your possession to the
Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) Chairman of your Zone and by a copy of this letter all
relevant Security Agencies, Government lnstitutions and all Stakeholders in the Oil and
Gas lndustry should not transact business or have any official union relationships with this
ma n.
Thank you.
Yours faithfully,
FOR: NIGERIA UNION OF PETROLEUM AND NATURALGAS WORKERS
BI OLAWALE
General Secretary
P resident – NUPENG
Trustees – NUPENG
State Commissioner of Police – Nigeria Police Force, Kaduna State
State Director of DSS – Department of State Services (DSS), Kaduna State
State Commandant – NSCDC, Kaduna State
President and Executive Secretary – NARTO, Abuja
Chairman/Secretary – Kaduna Zonal Councll of NUPENG
Chairman/Secreta ry – PTD Branch of NUPENG
Chairma n/Secreta ry – PTD Kaduna Zone of NUPENG

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