Former governor and candidate of the Action Democratic Party, ADP, in next months, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala has raised the alarm that violence is brewing within the circles of the Oyo State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW.
In an interview with Punch, Alao-Akala, who was responding to the alleged NURTW’s violence during his first tenure, said: “What do you mean by violence during my tenure? Something is brewing now in Oyo State, you don’t know? Go and ask. The NURTW wants to change guard. There is tension now.
“Whenever people want to effect change of guard in the NURTW, there is always tension all over the places. Then they start killing one another. They don’t kill the citizens, they kill one another. That’s what happens when they want to change management. Look at what happened in Lagos State, the poor man was just doing his campaign, the NURTW went there to disrupt it. So what happened that time was just that I was there when they wanted to change guard.
“Don’t forget that before I left office, I proscribed them. I did that and I made sure that they did not exist before I left office. I asked the local governments to take charge of the motor parks. Was there no fight during the eight years of this man? Didn’t you hear of one million boys? Foko boys razing the whole place, burning?. During my time, they were not coming to the town. The only areas where they were controlling, were their motor parks.