…says AMATO is part of COMTUA
In reaction to claims that the Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) is not a member of the Council for Maritime Truck Unions and Associations (COMTUA), National President of COMTUA, Adeyinka Aroyewun has knocked Remi Ogungbemi for staying put as president.of AMATO for 20 years
In a state.wnt made available to monarchsnews.com, Aroyewun said that the AMATO is currently factionalised.
The COMTUA National President said that AMATO had many members in the hierarchy of COMTUA as Board of Trustees and in management and executive positions.
Aroyewun said AMATO since inception had been part and parcel of COMTUA and had never opted out from the collaboration.
He noted that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) reached by all parties involved in the formation of COMTUA has the signature of AMATO in the arrangements.
According to him, the executive members of AMATO in COMTUA include: Alhaji Mukaila Ogunnupebi, (BOT) Adeyinka Aroyewun (President) Stephen Omotayo (Welfare) Yenny Ademola.
He queries Chief Remi Ogungbemi for taking unilateral decision since he is not the only member of AMATO saying he cannot determine we vwrything for the association.
According to him, AMATO has contributed immensely and benefitted greatly from the collaboration, adding that “It is no longer a news that AMATO is fictionalised due to Chief Remi Ogungbemi’s acts of running the association like a personal property.
He also frowned at the AMATO president sit tight syndrome of over 20 years adding that the constitution permits only 8 years.
The statement reads:”The attention of COMTUA has been drawn to a letter with above heading written by Chief Remi Ogungbemi and posted on social media, ignoring it was an option but we choose to, just to assist in records.
“A letter of this importance can ONLY be signed by THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT of such association.
“The Date is also important. Chief Remi Ogungbemi is not the only AMATO member and he can not determine everything for the association.
“The Association has several members amongst COMTUA’s BOT, EXECUTIVE and MANAGEMENT TEAM members.
“The association AMATO has since inception been and has never opted out of the collaboration.
“AMATO has contributed immensely and benefitted greatly from the collaboration.
It is no longer a news that AMATO is factionalised due to Chief Remi Ogungbemi’s acts of running the association like a personal property. Why should he claim to be president of the association for almost 20 years when the constitution permits only 8 years. THE MOU OF COMTUA has the signature of AMATO.
“I hope the misrepresentation is resolved. I advice any members to approach the court if a breach is suspected.