ALGON-IMC distance self from alleged NEC meeting, says its duplicitous

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The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON)Interim Management Committee on Tuesday, disassociated itself from a notice of an emergency NEC meeting purportedly planned by the dissolved/removed faction of the association.

The notice of meeting which was duly signed by the Hon. Odunayo Ategbero, a removed Board of Trustee Chairman of the restrained Hon. Kolade Alabi led faction was duly disseminated to members of the National Executive Council via text message.

The IMC in a statement revealed that the BOT does not wield the power to summon an emergency meeting of the council members, stating that such notice be ignored and the meeting halted because furtherance of such meeting would create chaos and disrupt the peaceful atmospheric condition of the Federal Capital Territory.

The statement made available to newsmen, reads “Again! Our attention has been brought to the spread of the unlawful notice of meeting issued by suspended/ removed Hon. Odunayo Ategbero, Board of Trustee Chairman to the Kolade Alabi dissolved faction of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria to the Chairman and Members of the National Executive Council.

“Firstly, a BOT chairman does not in any way have the right to disseminate information of meeting or even invite NEC members, the sole right of such, rest on the shoulder of the President, and by far we all know that following a court order we have obtained, Hon. Abdullahi Maje being the Chairman of the Interim Management Committee is at the moment the bonafide President of the Association and by this press text, we want to intimate the general public that he has no hand in the invitation of NEC members for any meeting of such description.

“The notice of the meeting which was disseminated via text message dated Tuesday, 17th August, 2021 through on Mrs. Evans Enekwe, reads “Dear Chairman and Members of NEC, please be informed that there shall Be a meeting of All Members of ALGON NEC and the Board of Trustees. It is scheduled for Wednesday 18th August, 2021 at the ALGON National Secretariat, Abuja. Time is 12noon. Further information shall be communicated in due course. Thanks Hon. Odunayo Ategbero, BOT Chairman.” Is completely unlawful and is coming from a place of deceit and aim to continue misleading the unsuspecting general public in seeking transparency and accountability.

“Hon. Abdullahi Maje and the Interim Management Committee is in no way connected with these lawbreakers and did not sanction such duplicitous meeting. This is a violation of the existing Court Order dated 29th March and 6th August 2021 (We have copies of the court order for your perusal) and also it is a deep violation of the ALGON constitution as his position was not mentioned in the constitution as one of those who wields the power to summon an ALGON NEC meetings. For more clarity, Section 9 of the constitution states “Emergency of extra-ordinary meetings of the Association of which one month’s notice shall be given, stating the purposes of such a meeting, can be called at any time by the Council or by the President, or by resolutions from at least eighteen chapters of the Association” by this, it is on good authority that we let the general public know that due diligence was not observed by the perpetrators of the above mentioned notice.” It added.

The IMC however called on security agencies, to use their good office to put to an end to the meeting, address issues properly as such action from lawbreakers such as Alabi and his accomplices if not curtailed, would create a stampede in fulfilling the IMC’s mandate of restoring the association to its deserved glory.

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