ANLCA Crisis: PTML Chairman, Obe, charges Interim President to roll out election plans

Samuel Oluwole Obe

The Chairman of Ports and Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) chapter of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) Elder Oluwole Obe has urged the former National Executive Committee (NECOM) headed by Tony Iju Nwabunike to get ready for a fresh election soon.

Elder Oluwole Obe gave the advice while congratulating Mr Pius Ujubonu on his appointment as the new Acting National President of the association.

Obe called on the interim executives to roll out the plans for the next election, saying everybody should be ready and nobody should start parading themselves to be a parallel government.

“Anybody that is interested in becoming executives in ANLCA should prepare for election and be ready to contest, there is no parallel government in ANLCA as of today, all excos that are expired, like the chapters and the NECOM should go and prepare for fresh elections

“The interim executives should roll out the plans for the next election, everybody should be ready, nobody should start parading themselves to be a parallel government.

“As at today, the interim president is Chief Pius Ujubonu. Any other person claiming to represent ANLCA are doing so illegally,” he said

Elder Oluwole Obe urged Pius Ujubonu to bring his rich experience to bare in order to return ANLCA to its winning ways.

He further charged Ujubonu to be a bridge builder in bringing back peace to the crisis ridden customs brokers association.

He also noted that this is not the first time that BOT of the association is taking over the association in time of crisis.

He said “During the time of Henry Njoku who is the man behind all this crisis, he took over the Secretariat as BOT Chairman. Also during the time of Chief Idonigie, he appointed people into office as BOT Chairman.

“I have not seen anywhere in the world where there is crisis and constitution is being amended, the 2020 constitution amendments is null and void, we are reverting back to our constitution of 2008, everybody should go and prepare for elections” he said

Heading the interim NECOM in acting capacity is Mr Pius Ujubonu as President, Jamiu Adeyinka as acting Vice President; Joe Sanni, acting National Secretary; Francis Ituah as acting National Publicity Secretary; Alhaji Usman as Treasurer and Waheed Gbadamosi as the acting Financial Secretary.

At the zonal level, Sir John Oforbike remains the leader of ANLCA in the Western Zone, the Northern Zone has Sanusi Wakili, Obi Chima is leader in the Eastern Zone.

The Board of Trustees (BOT) of the association headed by Alhaji Taiwo Mustapha had last week taken over the National Secretariat of the association in accordance to Section 22 (2c) of the constitution and appointed acting executives to administer the association, following the expiration of the Hon Tony Iju Nwabunike four years tenure in April 2022.

Culled from Daily Trend

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