While speaking with journalists in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, the embattled Chairman of the Ekiti State chapter of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Samuel Agbede, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of offering him bribe to impeach Governor Ayodele Fayose.
Revealing during the inauguration of the first phase of the state RTEAN secretariat, Agbede said he rejected the offer, adding that the opposition party also promised him political appointment, luxury cars and other incentives if the association could support it in its plan to frustrate the state government.
Agbede said his rejection of the bribe led the APC to sponsor some willing members of RTEAN to cause confusion in the association, particularly the recent brawl between him and another member of the union, Olaoye Oba, culminating in the subsequent court case against him (Agbede).
He vowed that no amount of harassment, intimidation and threat would make him to withdraw support from Fayose.
“They offered me money, promises political position and luxury cars among other things. I rejected them. Their latest antics is that they gathered former members of the executives to be causing trouble within the association.
“I will never deviate. I’m working in line with the Constitution of RTEAN which says we should support the government of the day. I have empowered over 30 drivers by making them car owners since assumption of office and I have promised to continue to do so.
“I want to appeal to members to control their emotion so as not to harass innocent private car owners on the road,” he said.