By Kamil Opeyemi
There are fresh fears of imminent fuel scarcity as members of the Petroleum Tankers Drivers (PTD) wing of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) have vowed to embark on a nationwide strike.
The wing of NUPENG said the President and General Secretary of the union are not fit to lead the union.
Gbenga Olawale, ExOfficio, in a statement in Ibadan said all members of PTD will carry leaves on their trucks beginning from today as a warning of an impending national strike.
According to Olawale, Williams is not a member of NUPENG and as such lacks the competence to lead the union.
He alleged that Williams was drafted into petrol station workers of NUPENG (PSW) to enable him to contest election as NUPENG president which was a departure from the NUPENG constitution.
“Williams is not a worker or a pump attendant on record as at the time he was verifying for the president position,” the statement said.
Olawale further alleged that Williams planted his surrogates to collect all revenue of the union which were not used for the development of the union and tanker drivers.
He called for a fresh election as members of the PTD have decided to stand with Lucky Osusan and Dayyabu Garga to be the new NUPENG President and General-Secretary, respectively.
Olawale added that they decided to support Osusan and Garga because they have sacrificed so much to ensure that their members were free from all kinds of extortion.