Published On: Sun, Feb 3rd, 2013

Delta NURTW Boss Cautions Against Violence in Ughelli Branch

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The Delta State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), has waded into the crisis rocking the Ughelli North branch of the Union, calling on all its members, interest groups particularly stakeholders to shield their swords and join force with Mr. Philip Olokpa led executive.
The state chairman, Mr. Anthony Igweborike stated this Friday, while speaking with journalists in Asaba on the crisis which have caused breach of peace in the area. He disclosed that that Mr. Olokpa emerged as chairman of the Ughelli branch Union via a free and fair elections conducted at the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Secretariat in Asaba on February 20th, 2012.
Mr. Igweborike noted that since his election, the Ughelli North branch chairman has been active in his duties in piloting the affairs of the Union.
“It is improper for anybody to take the law into his/ her hands, we the state body are on ground to tackle any problem in any of our branches,” he said
According to him, the host community, Otor-Iwreko and other communities in Ughelli North Local Government area should corporate with the present administration, stating that, “if there is any complaint regarding the Union, it should be channeled to the state council by the aggrieved or both parties for proper resolution”.
“I strongly appeal to all and sundry to report any issue to us and we will handle it amicably to the benefit of all,” he advised.

Also commenting, the State Secretary noted that, issues of sanction could not have arise as Mr. Olokpa won the elections and urged all members of the drivers Union in the area to corporate with Olokpa and shun any act culpable of breaching the peace and security in the region.

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