The Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners, Repairs, and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN) has pledged to prevent the rigging of the 2023 elections.
The association said that although it is not partisan, its members would work to help INEC to organize credible, fair and free elections in 2023.
Speaking at its annual Strategic Stakeholder Summit held at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Center in Abuja on Thursday, ACOMORAN National President Alhaji Samsudeen Adebayo Apelogun said members of the association are distributed throughout the country.
Apelogun, while talking about the ban imposed on commercial operations of motorcycles in some FCT areas, said the ban would render more than 12 million of its members unemployed.
According to him, the association’s 12 million members cannot be taken for granted, which is one of the reasons why they decided to organize a seminar to educate their members on good behavior.
He said, “Security work is the mutual responsibility of citizens. The hard way is the only way because they don’t want a situation where the government will propose that they totally ban us, where do they want us to go? The 12 million Nigerians on this project cannot be taken for granted, and that is why we have organized a seminar to educate our members on the do’s and don’ts.
On the innocuous approach they have taken, he said, “We are collaborating with the security apparatus for now. The harmless approach is, what can the government do for us and what can we do for the government.
“The way they introduced the innovation to track anyone using a motorbike to commit a crime or evil act in Nigeria is a harmless approach and we have the transport security code. We also have another way that, at least if we, the stakeholders, are called to the roundtable, we will be able to provide a lasting solution. »
He further advised his members to be careful with their motorbikes and commuters.
He said: “My message to our members is that they need to be careful with their motorcycles and their commuters and do everything in their power to promote economic development in their region.
“They should contribute enormously to the development of their community and they should ensure that they are at the heart of community policing. Whenever they contemplate that someone wants to commit a crime or an evil, they must inform the competent authorities”.
Speaking on the union’s position in the 2023 elections, he said: “We are not partisans, so we are working to help INEC to organize credible, fair and free elections, because we are present in all nooks and crannies of Nigeria.
“In terms of distributing INEC material, we will support them, and we will support them to organize free and fair elections, through our members, when they see that they come together to rig the elections because we have data and they need to call us. ”
THE WHISTLER had reported that the FCTA has extended its crackdown on operators of motorcycles and tricycles in certain areas of the territory due to the continued lawlessness exhibited by the operators.