…debunks rumour, says suspension of operation not to hinder PDP rally

By: Emmanuel Adeoye

The Chairman, Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria, in Ekiti State, Mr. Kayode Omotuyi has reacted to rumours making the round that the union’s ‘no work day’ was strategically initiated to hinder the movement of people to the presidential campaign of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) today at the state’s pavilion.

According to him, the “no work day” was necessary for members of the union to come together and pray for their union and was not targeted against Atiku’s campaign in the state.

The Chairman who spoke exclusively to NEWSTODAY on Tuesday said: “We had told our people to tell others that we are going to have a prayer session today on our safety and against incidents of deaths among our members.

“So, we told them not to work today, so that we can pray; then, we can continue our work tomorrow. So, no problem. That is it.”

“We didn’t stop work today to stop their campaign. Those are mere talks, and it doesn’t concern us. We are not politicians. We are drivers’ Union. Only politicians can be doing that. We are not politicians at all.

“We are drivers. We are not partisan. We move with all parties, so we don’t have a favourite party.” He said.

Recall that Commuters involving market women, Civil servants, students and others were left stranded following the union’s decision to observe their prayers today.