Tension as Crisis hits Ondo NURTW, factions Clash, injure Chairman

There was pandemonium at Ondo park in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Tuesday as members of national road union transport workers clashed over leadership of the park motor park.

It was gathered that crisis ensured when the Chairman of the Union at the park, Comrade Kole Adewale arrived and was challenged by his deputy, Benson James who questioned his presence at the park.

The situation led to a serious meele among drivers at the park and comrade Adewale was hit on the head with a big stone by his deputy and blood gushed out.

Reports say the deputy had planned to upstage Hon. Adewale immediately Governor Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa was sworn-in as the Governor of Ondo State.

What it started as a bickering snowballed into a serious fight disrupted activities at Ondo park in Akure, the chairman became a victim and now receiving treatment at an undisclosed private hospital.

An eyewitness account said the deputy, James who is over ambitious has the backing of the caretaker chairman of the state UNRTW, Ademola Odudu who is allegedly inciting crisis in the Union.

The Chairman of the park, Kole Adewale in a telephone chat said he could not say anything as he is still nursing injuries.

Efforts to speak with Comrade Ademola Odudu and James proved abortive as their telephone lines were unreachable

Reports say drivers loyal to Comrade Adewale are planning a reprisal attacks which could lead to a breakdown of law and order in the state capital.

Stakeholders have now appealed to the state governor, Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa and security operatives to quickly wade into the crisis before it gets out of hands.

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