After a week that Governor Romitmi Akeredolu of Ondo State had banned activities of National Union of Road Transport Workers and Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria from motor parks in Ondo State, chaos on Tuesday morning rose as members of the state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers disrupted socio-economic activities at Oja Oba Area of Akure, the capital of Ondo State.
This happened 48 hours after the factional unionists fought at the Owode area of the state, causing injuries to many people.
TOS News last Monday reported that Ondo State government suspended the activities NURTW and NURTW.
The government, through the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Special Duties, Dr Doyin Odebowale, said the suspension was to allow both unions to meet and settle their differences to prevent violent clashes between them.
Meanwhile, he noted that it was greed that was causing the fight as well as the money sharing formula between the two transport unions.
According to him, the ticket printed by the Ondo State Internal Revenue Services would be sold to commercial drivers for the sum of N300.
He warned that anybody caught selling any other ticket would be arrested and prosecuted.
It was gathered that the residents and traders in the popular Oba Adesida Road had to run for their lives while the business activities were stopped when the armed unionists attacked each other.
Some vehicles were also vandalised by the fighters and the cause of the fight is yet to be known.