I don't need NURTW to win elections – Akala


The former governor of Oyo state Chief Adebayo Alao Akala has said he is not depending on the Oyo state  chapter of the Nigerian National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to win elections. He said this today while answering questions on Spalsh FM’s Bull’s Eye monitored by IBPulse.com in Ibadan.

Answering Edmund Obilo’s questions on Akala’s indictment in the series of violence reportedly perpetrated by members of the union in Oyo state, Akala said he has nothing to do with the union and is in no way linked with members of the union.

It would be recalled that the report of an inquiry conducted by the Ajimobi-led state government accused Akala of using thugs who are NURTW members to to disrupt the peace of the state.

If elected, he said he would not hesitate to proscribe the union if its members perpetrate violent acts or attempt to cause any disturbance in the society.

Concerning the charged political climate in Oyo state especially within the PDP which currently has more than 10 candidates vying for the party’s gubernatorial ticket for next year’s elections in the state, Akala said the real contenders will soon emerge.

“We will soon separate the men from the boys,” he said.


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