ALGON Interim Management Committee takes over office, assumes duties

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As the crisis rocking the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON stretches on, the Interim Management Committee, IMC of the association on Thursday took over the Abuja headquarters and assumed full duties.

It was earlier reported that the Hon. Abdullahi Maje-led IMC had secured a Court Order from an Abuja High court restraining the Hon. Alabi Kolade faction from the ALGON premises.
Speaking to Journalists shortly after taking over office, Hon. Maje informed that his interim team will stay in office for a month, after which elections will be conducted “so that proper leaders will take over”.
“The people leading this association are not members of ALGON. They have no stake and they don’t care about what is happening in our local governments. What they are after is to connive with contractors and sign agreements,” he said.
“The real members of ALGON are now on board. We will make sure we unify all members round the states because we are one,” he added.
Similarly, the IMC PRO, Shonibare Jide in a statement issued on Thursday, apologized to Journalists, including our correspondent who were harassed in the heat of the crisis on Wednesday, declaring that the Alabi-led faction “has continued to use in destabilizing the peaceful coexistence of the association thereby putting its growth and development on a standstill with their pick of idleness”.
“It is indeed a great privilege and honour to have in our midst, about 19 Chairmen of different local government areas and councilors alike; this goes to show that we have in one mind, the intention to push forward the association in the positive light and path that it should follow, the Interim Management Committee Hon. Abdullahi Maje is the Chairman by virtue of a unanimous agreement.
“As expected and natural with most human resistance and ego,this embattled faction took over some of the actors who are in the minority but unfortunately have a king size appetite and propensity to want to manipulate the system. However, with the voices of reasoning and that of the majority within the Association roared and prevailed,” he added.

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