Asaba – Commercial Motorcycles and Keke Union of Delta State (CMKUDS), has launched a manhunt for those disguising as members and alleging the existence of a parallel body in the state.
This was the outcome of an enlarged meeting of the State Executive Council of the union in Asaba weekend, where it was agreed that the only known, registered and recognized body in the state is CMKUDS.
It would be recalled that a national newspapers had reported that indigenous Commercial Motorcyclists in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of the State, are plotting against the ambition of an ex-Commissioner.
However, Chief Obi Nzete, State Chairman, CMKUDS, told our correspondent that there was no union like indigenous Commercial Motorcycle Riders anywhere in the state, warning those impersonating to desist immediately.
According to him, reports getting to him confirmed that politicians are using some miscreants to ferment trouble especially now that election is around the corner, revealing that he has informed security agencies to be on the watch and arrest such people to serve as deterrent to others.
Nzete stated that unionism is different from politics and that members of a union should not use it to settle scores just as he described the promoters of the body as enemies of the association, who has been benefiting from peddling dangerous falsehood that can cause a breach of public peace.
“In view of that, our union is after those who claim to be members of the unknown and mysterious body with a view of bringing them to justice as they can best be described as touts and exploiters”
“We encouraged our good and peace loving members and others to discountenance the false alarm, go about their lawful businesses without any fear of harassment from anybody or group and report any fake association to the security agencies”
CMKUDS also refuted reports of the alleged burning of over 200 commercial motorcycles in 2014 during the last administration, stating that voters cards should not be used as a threat and that nobody should be coerced to support any particular candidate.
He warned that those who has not registered their motorcycles should do so for easy identification while he reminded that their members should comply with the laws that guides operations of motorcycles in the state.