The Anambra State Government has pleaded with travellers who were Wednesday shut out of the state government-owned motor parks, by protesting drivers.

The protesting drivers who were workers with the Transport Company of Anambra State, TRACAS numbering over 100 had staged a protest against the management of the company and by extension the state government over what they described as their unfair attitudes towards them.

The driver stopped passengers from boarding government-owned vehicles to Abuja and Lagos, forcing most passengers to return home for the day and not travelling to meet their engagements.

But speaking for the state government, the Managing Director of the company, Mrs Ifeoma Madukasi pleaded with travelers who were bullied by the protesting drivers, saying that it was not the habit of the transport company to be so unruly, but stating that the drivers were infiltrated by some elements who sought to control the company because they owned vehicles in the fleet.

“Most of those people you saw are LV drivers. LV means leasing vehicles, and what it means is that the vehicles do not belong to TRACAS, but they are running under our cover. These set of drivers are very troublesome, and would not allow new policies in the company.

“Most of them have expired vehicle papers, but when you ask them to go and renew, they see it as an attack. Those were part of the reasons for the protest you saw yesterday(Wednesday). We apologize to our passengers who were stopped from boarding vehicles to meet important engagements by these unruly drivers. Governor Obiano is looking into it, and it won’t happen again.”

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