Investigations have revealed how the treasurer of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) , Musilu Akinsanya — popularly known as MC Oluomo — was stabbed with a dagger at the Skypower campaign ground of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
According to Kunle Rasheed, who functions as the publicist of the Fuji maestro, Wasiu Ayinde Anifowoshe, the crisis, which was purely union matter, started between NURTW State Auditor Adekunle Mustapha (Sego) and Idumota Chairman Azeez Lawal (a.k.a Kunle Poly).
Kunle Rasheed said “Both of them (Mustapha and Lawal) had issues on K1’s stage and K1 waded into the matter. At a point, Mustapha left the stage. Not quite long. MC Oluomo came on stage and exchanged greetings with K1, NURTW State Chairman, Tajudeen Agbede. As at that time, the boys of Sego and Kunle Poly had started fighting on the ground. So, it was not safe for MC Oluomo to leave the stage until one of Kunle Poly’s boys came on stage and threatening to kill MC Oluomo with a dagger. Agbede slapped him three times and chased him away. K1 also joined him to chase him away from the stage. He later returned to the stage and stabbed MC Oluomo and one Abija. That was how it happened.”
“I was on the stage with them. I was there all through. K1 tried his best to resolve the crisis between the NURTW leaders over the State Chairmanship tussle even before that rally. People should stop accusing K1 of not doing enough to resolve their crisis,” he said.
Rasheed denied that the musician abused Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, which some said, led the supporters of the governor to start the crisis.
The NURTW, apart from being a transport union, has also been a major source of armed thugs for major political parties across Nigeria.
In Lagos, members of the union are closely linked to the ruling party, APC.