The Nationwide Union of Highway Transport Employees, Abia State Chapter, has reacted to claims that its members had deliberate to hold out a protest towards the ban on their actions.
The Abia NURTW Chairman, Comrade Eugene Job, in an announcement issued on Monday, debunked such a plan, insisting that the Union is harmless and never plotting to stage any protest beneath no matter guise as circulated.
He mentioned, “I used to be shocked to learn and listen to this morning that the Nationwide Union in Abia State has plotted to hold out a protest towards the State Authorities, over the proscription of the actions of the Nationwide Union within the State. I’m the State Chairman of NURTW, the Union can’t perform any exercise with out my information and I make daring to say that there was no such plot, both by me or by any of my members,” he mentioned.
“Because the very day the Authorities stopped the Nationwide Union from finishing up its actions in Abia State, as a law-abiding citizen, I had instructed members of my Union to respect the federal government and her insurance policies as the federal government is at all times supreme anyplace on this planet. Some few days in the past additionally, members of the Nationwide Union of their lots of paid a solidarity go to to me and my State government members, whereas I used to be addressing them earlier than the press and journalists, I instructed them to stay peaceable and law-abiding, I equally charged them to stay good ambassadors on this making an attempt instances.
“How on earth would I plot a protest or mayhem to disrupt the peace of the state? After all, that’s not potential. The Governor of the state is not only my elder brother, he’s our father, and we’d at all times help and assist him implement no matter coverage he believes would assist his administration succeed, so, I see no cause to oppose no matter coverage the federal government makes”.
DAILY POST studies that Abia State Authorities had on Sunday, mentioned it had uncovered plots by members of the Nationwide Union of Highway Transport Employees (NURTW) and Self Acquired Tricycle House owners Affiliation (SATOA), led by Mr Eugene Job to unleash mayhem on the folks of the state beneath the guise of a protest towards the ban on actions of the 2 teams.
The state authorities in an announcement signed by its Commissioner for Info, John Okiyi Kalu, strongly warned that the federal government will maintain Mr Eugene Job accountable for any breakdown of regulation and order within the state beneath no matter guise.
Kalu famous that safety businesses have been positioned on alert to make sure the safety of law-abiding residents and residents, in addition to arrest and prosecute anybody concerned within the deliberate illegal protest.