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ANLCA sues for peace among members

By Akoma Chinweoke
Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLC) western zone, has called for the suspension of further elections into the Union’s chapter due to the crisis that led to the aborted election in April 2009. This is to stop further crisis and ensure good atmosphere during elections.

In a move to resolve the crisis and give room for equity, fairness and justice, a  I3-man committee headed by Chief Austine Kelly was set up to make sure that those factors that are bent on disrupting  further elections should not occur.

Among other things recommended, the committee agreed that henceforth, only the good and capable hands will be allowed to hold elective and appointive positions while the present Association Electoral Commission (ASECO ) be dissolved and a new one constituted with absolute autonomy totally independent of NEC and BOT.

It also recommended that office holders whose tenures had expired before the election be dissolved, except Apapa chapter 1 which its tenure will expire in October 2009 while interim administrators should be appointed for three months in line with the provision of the constitution.
The committee condemned  the use of thugs and bouncers and other forms of intimidation by vote seekers in the conduct of elections in the  zone  and recommended that all contestants who obtained nomination forms, made payments and their corporate companies paid their annual dues are still valid in the coming election.


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