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Petrol tanker drivers protest over union election in Delta


Members of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers at the Warri zonal office in Delta state have initiated a protest in Warri on Saturday, voicing their concerns about the alleged attempts by the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas leadership to enforce a new leadership on them in the upcoming election.

Speaking on behalf of the protesters, Sunday Ezeocha, Alex Unuagba, and Ohvwofasa Ojevwe explained their position to the press, emphasizing that the election should be conducted in Abuja and in accordance with the PTD’s bye-laws.

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The protesters, carrying placards with various inscriptions, marched through the city’s main streets, firmly asserting their refusal to allow external interference in their organization’s affairs.

The placards displayed messages such as “Use PTD bye-law for our election,” “Allow us to make our choice,” “We have suffered enough,” “We say No to tyranny in PTD affairs,” “Tanker drivers are suffering,” and “Stop interfering in PTD’s amicable affairs.”

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In response to the protest, Chief Innocent Iyere, the Chairman of NUPENG at the Warri Zonal office, expressed his willingness to convey the protesters’ concerns to the appropriate authorities for necessary action.