The Head of the Lagos Island unit of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Abdulazeez Adekunle Lawal aka Kunle Poly, has dismissed reports linking him to the stabbing of Oshodi unit head of the union, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo.
Recall that MC Oluomo was stabbed at the Lagos campaign flag-off of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that held at the Skypower Ground, Ikeja on January 8.
Kunle Poly and another NURTW chieftain, Mustapha Adekunle, aka Seigo, were fingered as being behind the attack, and police declared the latter wanted.
However, Kunle Poly said that the rumours linking him with the stabbing were false.
The NURTW chieftain said that many people linked him to the incident because of the belief that MC Oluomo and he were rivals vying to become chairman of the union in the state.
In an interview published by Saturday Sun, he said:
Let me put it this way, if anything has happened between MC Oluomo and I at all, that thing has become a thing of the past. But there is one thing I want the people to know. I was not behind the attack on Oluomo at the APC rally. Mischief makers just took advantage of the rumour that both of us were nursing the same ambition for NURTW state leadership to spread falsehood. I have known Oluomo since I joined the NURTW. We remain friends and good colleagues. In fact, we were both born in March and I say happy birthday to him in arrears because he celebrated his birthday some days ago while mine is March 23. MC Oluomo is the head in Oshodi while I am the head in Lagos Island. We are both under the leadership of Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede of Lagos State NURTW and we are getting along very well now. With that, I want to say special thanks to the leadership of NURTW under Alhaji Yasin and all state excos.