One of the disqualified independent candidates in the governing council election of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN), which slated for Friday June 29, 2018, Dr. Eugene Nweke said he has accepted the outcome of the screening exercise as the price to pay for a peaceful election and a simple demonstration of passion for the development of freight forwarding profession in Nigeria.
Eugene Nweke, a former president of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), stated this in an interview with PortNews in Lagos. He noted that he fulfilled all the conditions as stipulated in the Act setting up the council and wondered why he was screened out.
“I want to congratulate the leadership of the five accredited Associations for their overwhelming defending and adherence to its joint resolution on sharing formula. It must be stated that, the four of us that stood in as independent candidates, did so with a mindsets to add credence to the electioneering process.
“It is for the love and commitment for the development of our profession that I and other independent candidates, shall not resorts to court of competent jurisdiction to seek redress, in the face of an open threats to our life, and against obvious political manipulation and intrigues that played out pre and during the screening exercise.
“May our collective reason for this being not further the delay the process of revamping the CRFFN, which having suffering from 4 years of proactive infrastructural and institutionalization progress and 6 years of administrative stagnation and professional retrogression. May I also use this medium to congratulate all the 15 decided candidates cum winners, awaiting official declaration.
“To all of you, I wish to charge you to be professional service oriented driven.
Finally, to all my followers and well meaning colleagues, who saw the need for independent candidates to emerge in the process, to you all reserve the quest, future, sustenance , truancy and passion for our profession.
“ May I call on you to join hand for the actualization and enthronement of professionalism in our freight forwarding practices in Nigeria. By so doing, we shall gradually reclaim back our lost freight components already in the hands of the foreigners. I thank you all and may God bless us all”.