1st September, 2011
If Lagos State government does not act on time, the coming state council election of NURTW in the state will be bloody, a chieftain of the state National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, has warned.
The union boss who spoke under the condition of anonymity said some officials of the union who were responsible for the crisis that rocked the union between 2003 and 2006 are hell bent on causing trouble in the state council to discredit the present state executives, saying the Lagos state government should be vigilant so as to forestall any breakdown of law and order in the state.
â€œSome of the state exco who created problems in the state between 2003 and 2006 and who were also responsible for the crises that rocked Oyo State NURTW between 2006 and 2010 and also organised the infamous rally in 2005 in support of the PDP are now back and ready to cause mayhem during the forthcoming state council election.â€
The NURTW chieftain told P.M.NEWS that those planning to cause trouble in the state council want to use the opportunity to bring in some expelled members of the union who have been responsible to corrupt practices and anti-union activities through the back door.
The union boss chief alleged that anonymous text messages are being sent to some of the branch chairmen. One of such messages sent to this reporter reads in part: â€œUp national; Up national!! Up national !!! Arise and shine. We are calling on all the Lagos State members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Lagos State chapter, to rise and fight against the oppression, maladministration, corruption and indiscipline acts of Alhaji Olohunwa and Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya (MC) in the affairs of our administration.”
According to the union boss, the group is now using text messages to carry out its campaign of calumny.