- Bora urges members to remain calm
The members of National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Imo State chapter and their Chairman Comrade Izuchukwu Okebaram also known as Bora, Edge Express authoritatively gathered, are currently having contrary views with regards to protest.
The union members accused the chairman of been in support of their displacement, which according to them manifested through his action in stopping them from protesting their sack whenever the issue is raised.
They said they have raised the issue of embarking on a mother of all protest to the government house, but their chairman keeps discouraging them with empty promises that the governor is looking into their demands, wondering how long it would take to resolve the matter.
One of the members who spoke to Edge Express, simply identified as Odinaka,said they were gradually running out of patience, noting that if nothing is done to address their demand, they would embark on a protest that would shock the entire capital city. “It is very unfair that almost 25,000 of our members were sacked without reasons, and someone expects us to be calm and civil for what?” he reacted angrily.
They said if not for the respect they have for Bora, they would have shut down the entire state, and occupy the government until their demands are met.However, when contacted, Okebaram denied having issues with his members, rather assured that they are deploying peaceful approach to resolving the matter. He maintained that peaceful approach remains the panacea to resolving sensitive matters such as the sacking of the 25,000 NURTW workers.
“We have a listening governor who I believe would give attention to our demands .Already he is aware of our present predicament, and I believe in no distant time, he would order the return of the sacked workers back to work,” he stated.