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Ekiti poll: Drivers protest non-payment of money promised for disrupting APC Mega rally


Commercial drivers in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State Capital have expressed their displeasure with the Governor Ayodele Fayose over his failure to pay them for disrupting the rally of the All Progressives Congress.

The governor had called on the drivers to park their vehicles in the Government House to cause traffic difficulty for APC members during their mega rally with the promise to pay them but the governor had failed to fulfil his promise.

Speaking, one of the leaders of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the state Kamoru Ojuolape, said that his members were at the government house on Wednesday to demand the N10,000 the governor promised them for parking their vehicles overnight in order to disrupt transportation system to hurt APC rally.

He said the drivers became unruly when they discovered that some parts of their vehicles had been stolen. Requests to see the governor was turned down while some of the aides of the governor blasted the drivers who responded by throwing punches.

He said that the protest actually led to the fracas with governor’s aides and that the police had to intervene to disperse the angry mob.

Minutes later, the picture of the governor who was nowhere near the scene appeared on social media that he was teargassed by the police.

The police have invited the leaders of the drivers to the police headquarters to settle the matter.

Shortly afterwards, Fayose appeared with a neck collar on television claiming that the police wanted to kill him over Saturday election.