The Shipping, Clearing &Forwarding Agencies Branch, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), has passed a vote of confidence on the re-election of the incumbent President-General of the union, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju.
The Branch President, Comrade Ekpenyong Etim Ekpenyong who extolled the virtues of the PG, disclosed this over the weekend in a chat with newsmen in Lagos.
Recall that the first tenure of the incumbent President General and other national executives is expected to end in March 2021, even as election will come up before the end of the first quarter of the year.
Adeyanju was elected in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state South-South Nigeria within same period in the election that held on 17th March, 2017 which was keenly contested.
In the election held during the MWUN 4th delegates conference, Adeyanju secured a landslide victory against former Deputy President-General, Comrade Dahiru Talle Abubakar. Adeyanju garnered a resounding 132 votes to Abubakar’s 27.
But speaking against the background of the forthcoming election, Comrade Ekpenyong reiterated that the shipping branch of the union will support and vote Comrade Adeyanju for a second term, following his track records in the last four years in office.
He explained how the PG and his executive helped workers to achieve a better welfare under the present administration
According to him, Adeyanju has etched his name in gold by making paramount, the issue of Workers’welfare.
He maintained that the PG has supported the branch in its various engagements with shipping companies leading to increased welfare packages for members.
He added that the PG has a good heart so much that he forgives his offenders and carries everybody along in decision making in the union.
According to him, little wonder there is no contender to the post of the PG in the forthcoming election because he has achieved a lot to the delight of all members of the union.
Ekpeyong enthused that his work and disposition to members of the union both members and executive has led endorsement of a singular candidate which he said it was first of its kind.
According to him, no candidate has indicated interest to contest against the incumbent due to his antecedents, saying the history will be made come March 2021.
Ekpenyong lauded mechanism put in place by the incumbent President General of MWUN during the COVID19 pandemic as it yielded positive results for the maritime labour workers.
He described Adeyanju as a workaholic, tireless leader who leads by example.