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UPN leadership tussle: Faction recognises Fasehun

By Abdulwahab Abdulah

Lagos—In apparent reaction to the statement removing Dr Frederick  Fasehun as the chairman of the Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN, another faction within the party has disowned Professor Bankole Okuwa as the party’s National Chairman.

The  Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Adeoye Jolaosho, in a statement said  Dr. Frederick Fasehun, remains the National Chairman of the party.

The statement read in part: “By virtue of the first UPN National Convention held at the Yard 158 Events Centre, Oregun, Lagos, last January 9, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, the pioneer National Chairman of the party, was returned to the position,” said Jolaosho.

He said the election of Fasehun as well as other members of the National Executive Council (NEC) complied with Article II Section 7(2) of the party’s constitution, which stipulates that: “The National Convention shall elect the national officers of the Party each of whom shall hold office for a maximum of four years or for such other lesser duration as the National Convention may fix but shall be eligible for re-election,”

 


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