By Godwin Oritse
FOLLOWING that engulfed the chapter elections of theÂ Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) theÂ immediate past Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the group, Chief James Idornigie has called for an extra ordinary meeting to resolve all the issues at stake.
In a letter to the current of the Board of Trustee of the Association, Idornigie noted that the fragile peace being experienced in the group would not last if nothing is done to address the problems affecting the group as it has capacity to spill over to the entire maritime industry.
He advised that members of the group should as matter of patriotism do away with all forms of tribalism, and godfatherism proffer solutions on how to move the association forward.
Part of the letter reads â€œI personally invited almost all the factional arrow heads and some of the contestants of the Chapter elections.
â€œWhat I observe is that we presently have fragile peace in the zone.
â€œThe way I see things, is that majority of have lost focus and they are confused because of lack of leadership.
â€œThe few of them that are supposed to be called upon to discuss the way forward, are selfish, greedy and are fighting for their personal pocket.
â€œMy advice to you and the board is to treat all members with respect and fairness, while you remain their servant leader, after all, it is by their mandate you lead.
â€œSo you have carry every one of us along, and not to be too draconian in your discussion so as to engender the peace .
It would recalled that a faction within the group went to court, got an injunction to stop elections of about three chapters of the association.
The faction led by Chief Oye Ariyo said that Mr Henry Njoju was never at any point appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the Association and as cannot mandate any body to organize chapter elections.The association has however appointed Prince Olayiwola Shittu as the Chairman of the Association Electoral Committee (ASECO).