By Taye Obateru & Hope Ofobike
Jos— A crisis of confidence has hit the Plateau State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) as a splinter group has emerged challenging the activities of the state executive of the party.
Addressing a news conference yesterday, the group’s spokesman, Ali Abdullahi accused the state executive of breaching the union’s constitution and called for its dissolution by the national body of the union.
He accused the NULGE leadership in the state of arbitrarily constituting caretaker committees of the union in the 17 local government areas of the state without recourse to members as dictated by the body’s constitution.
He urged the NULGE national secretariat to dissolve the caretaker committees.
The group challenged the EXCO of the union to immediately account for the check-off dues of members deducted for over two years which it alleged, was not remitted to the national secretariat in accordance with rule 19 of the NULGE constitution.
It also demanded that the leadership accounts for the centralized check off dues deducted through the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs for the purpose of completing the union’s secretariat in Jos.
“We call on the National Body of NULGE in Abuja to, in the light of this crisis in the state, immediately dissolve the state EXC0 of the union for loss of confidence in the current leadership by members and put in place neutral EXC0 that would be embraced by all members”, it stressed.