…Says Mustapha, Others Not Ready For Reconciliation
The President, Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Tony Iju Nwabunike has said that his tenure will end in 2023.
Recall that there have been controversy over the constitution amendment embarked upon by the Tony Uju led administration that gave President, chapter chairmen and others single term of five years.
But, estranged members of the association has kicked against the new constitution saying the tenure of the incumbent President and executive end in 2022.
Speaking on Friday after the NEC meeting held at the association’s Secretariat in Lagos, Nwabunike acknowledged that his tenure ends in 2023 meaning the new constitution has come to being and has started operating.
Nwabunike who described the outcome of Friday’s NEC meeting as “robust and successful” said, “If they want to come back, it will be through a sequence. We have only one year to spend in office. We cannot stay more than one year,” he said alluding to tenure extention he got through the constitution amendment.
In another development, Nwabunike said the expelled members of the association are not ready for reconciliation.
Nwabunike led executive who gave fresh conditions under which the expelled members could come back to the association said their request of disqualifying some chapters election as a unrealistic.
BUSINESSinsiderng had reported that the camp of the estranged board led by Managing Director of Pyramid Nigeria Limited, Alhaji Taiwo Mustapha, was said to have requested for reconciliation with the executive of the association.
Others members of the enstranged group included, Managing Director of Green Star Nigeria Limited, Mr. Temitope Akindele; the Managing Director of Multimodal Logistics Limited, Mr. Abdulmaza Joe-Sanni; the Managing Director of MarkMary Nigeria Limited, Prince Taiye Oyeniyi; Managing Director of Nestilo Global Services, Sir Ernest Elochukwu, Managing Director of Salem International Nigeria Limited, Sir John Oforbike and the Managing Director of Bayle Limited, Alhaji Bayo Oyekangun.
The camp has been on war path with the national executive led by Iju Tony Nwabunike with a number of court cases and a letter for reconciliation was, however, said to have been written by Prince Taiye Oyeniyi seeking reconciliation.
Nwabunike confirmed that the association was with the letter but said that the conditions given by Oyeniyi’s camp for reconciliation were such that the move will fail.
Among the conditions were for some chapter elections to be quashed, a development considered by the executive members as outrageous coming from expelled members.
It was gathered that due to the conditions in the letter, members had dismissed it and insisted that the association cannot be discussing with expelled members.
He said if the expelled members were genuine on coming back to the association, it will take some processes.
According to him, the executive was open to peaceful resolution as well as on ground to defend its territory.
Nwabunike was of the view that if the expelled members really want to come back, it would be the NEC that will decide their case.
“I always let them know if they want to come back, and they go through the sequence, which is the NEC, It is not me Tony Iju that expelled them, then, the NEC meeting will begin to review their cases as it were to know if they care going to be sorted out. For us we are very open to any peaceful resolution to date, and equally we are on ground to defend our territorial integrity”.