A pro-Muhammadu Buhari group under the aegies of Collections for all Tricycle Owners and Riders Association has donated Tundra Toyota car to support President’s second term campaign bid.
The group’s National Coordinator, Thomas Ali Danjuma, who led others to APC National Secretariat in Abuja on Monday, protested against alleged harassment of his members by officials of Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO).
Danjuma, who addressed journalists, claimed that the vehicle inspection officials were harassing his members for backing President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid.
“Our members in FCT are being tormented by the VIO officials, all because we are supporting the APC. When they catch our members, they will say ‘No be una vote Baba?’ ‘No be una vote for change?’
“So, as I am talking, continuous harassment of our members are becoming too much. We have come to the APC National headquarters to cry out to the party, to tell them.
“We are in support of APC, our members are supporting them and we want to re-elect the President come 2019; that is why we bought the big vehicle there, we contributed money to buy that vehicle to give the National Party Office so that they can use it to campaign,” he added.
Danjuma said the association had filed many petitions to appropriate authorities with no positive response, adding that the office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) had been notified through a separate petition.
“We have a lot of petitions in their various offices. We have as well written to the office of the Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF) but the way they are still coming out to harass our boys is becoming unbearable,” he said.
The national coordinator said all members of the association contributed to raise the fund used to buy the Tundra Toyota car donated to support President Buhari’s second term campaign bid.
He said over twenty million members of his association were earning their daily living from riding of tricycles and motorcycles, imploring Nigerians to stop saying there is no job in the country.
He said, “That Tundra Toyota we bought, we generated money from the contribution of our members. We have been using that Tundra to go up and down, fueling it, mobilising our members to see how we can return the President.
“We know that campaign has not fully started. We are waiting for November 18 so that we can kick-start our campaign with the President,” Danjuma added.