THE Delta State Council of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has debunked recent media reports
associating its Ika South branch with the recent fatal mayhem in Agbor.
The state chairman of the drivers’ union. Comrade Emmanuel Akponewhe in a chat with newsmen after the union’s executive council meeting, stated that it was sad that "the NURTW has been roped into what was initially cult actions at Agbor,"
stating that ”we want to disabuse the mind of the public that there is faction in our Agbor branch of the union.
"There is no faction in the union at Ika South and what happened at Agbor was a clash between the Agborinma youths
and activities of some cult members during the recent matriculations of students of the College of Education, Agbor,"
Comrade Akponewhe stated.
The unionist called on the "Police to investigate what happened at Agbor properly and make their findings known to the
Public," noting that "from the findings, I am sure that members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers will not be
linked to the crisis in any way."
Comrade Akponewhe, also called on members of the drivers’ union in Ika South to refrain from lighting the youths when
provoked, stating that "they should not be lured into the crisis by anybody because we want to remain peaceful in carrying out
Also speaking, the Deputy Chairman of the union, Comrade Ifeanyi Obi frowned at the allegations that the union was involved in the crisis, observing that the Ika South branch chairman of the union, Comrade Dennis Araro from his briefing to the council
exonerated members of the union from the crisis.
In a chat. Comrade Araro alleged that the Agborinma youths and some cult groups were involved in the mayhem at Agbor, noting that "at no time were members of the Union involved in the crisis."