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Petroleum Tanker Drivers insist Akporeha, Olawale must go, begin protest

Members of Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) across the country will begin to move with leaves in front of their trucks in protest against the continued stay in office of Williams Akporeha and Afolabi Olawale as the President and Secretary General of their umbrella body, the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) respectively.

This was revealed in a statement by Mr Gbenga Olawale, an Ex-Officio of the PTD from Ibadan depot on Sunday.

According to the statement, the protest will be a prelude to the exit of the PTD from NUPENG if Akporeha and Olawale refuse to vacate office.

Williams, according to the statement, Akporeha is not a member of NUPENG and lacks the competence to lead the union.

Olawale alleged in the statement that Akporeha was drafted into petrol station workers of NUPENG (PSW) to enable him to contest election as NUPENG president which was a departure from the NUPENG constitution.

“Williams is not a worker or a pump attendant on record as at the time he was verifying for the president position,” the statement said.

Olawale further alleged that Akporeha planted his surrogates to collect all revenue of the union which were not used for the development of the union and tanker drivers.

He called for a fresh election as members of the PTD have decided to stand with Lucky Osusan and Dayyabu Garga to be the new NUPENG President and General-Secretary, respectively.

Olawale added that they decided to support Osusan and Garga because they have sacrificed so much to ensure that their members were free from all kinds of extortion. (NAN)