The National President of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Yasin and other Stakeholders have announced the appointment of the Vice Chairman of the union in Oyo State, Alhaji Abideen Olajide a.k.a Ejiogbe as the Acting Chairman of the union.
This was contained in a statement issued today by the National President, Alhaji Yasin.
Fele’s death filtered round the state on Tuesday afternoon
A reliable source close to the late commercial drivers’ boss confirmed his death to The Nation Tuesday.
Ibadan residents were gripped with fear on receiving the news as many of them made calls to their loved ones to avoid popular dangerous spots for NURTW members such as Iwo Road Interchange, Gate and Molete, suspecting that some members of the union might embark on violent activities on confirming the death and subsequent appointment.
Oyerinde was said to have had serious issues with his health, making him pay frequent visits to the hospital in the last one year.
Fele officially succeeded Alh. Lateef Akinsola (aka Tokyo) in 2011 after years of violent supremacy battle between Alh. Mukaila Lamidi (aka Auxilliary) and Alh. Lateef (aka Eleweomo).
The latter was killed during a political violence late 2010 at the height of the supremacy battle while Auxilliary is currently serving a jail term for criminal offenses.
Fele was chosen to head the troubled union to stamp out violence for which the union was known in Oyo State in the previous two decades.
Until his death, Fele was the Vice Chairman of the Union in Southwest Nigeria.