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Party accuses presidential aspirant of forgery

By Dotun Ibiwoye
LAGOS —
The National Executive Committee, NEC, of the National Interest Party,NIP, has suspended its national chairman, Mrs. Eunice Atuejide, accusing her of forging executives’ signatures and gross misconduct.

Eunice Atuejide

In a communique issued and signed by the party’s National Legal Adviser, Sanni Abass, after a unanimous decision taken by 2/3 of the National Executive Committee members, the party alleged, among others,  forgery, misappropriation of party funds without requisite approval, falsification of documents, criminal breach of trust, conversion and criminal conspiracy, anti-party activities and usurpation of power against the person of the chairman and National Secretary.

Atuejide was alleged to be autocratically ruling the party by appointing herself as the National Chairman, National Leader, Chief Whip and above all, the party’s presidential aspirant without the approval of the party’s NEC.

Abass:  “National Interest Party is alleging, among other gross misconducts, forgery, misappropriation of party funds without requisite approval, falsification of documents, criminal breach of trust, conversion and criminal conspiracy, anti-party activities and usurpation of power against the person of the chairman and National Secretary, all these are not in tandem with the spirit of the doctrine of the party.

‘’It will also interest the public to know that, Mrs. Eunice Atuejide has been autocratically ruling the party by magnanimously appointed herself as the National Chairman, National Leader, Chief Whip and above all, the party’s Presidential Aspirant without the approval of the party’s NEC.

“This suspension is in line with the extant provision of the constitution of the party which stipulates that a member of the party may be suspended by the National Executive Committee and the committee may decide what disciplinary measures to place on a member of the party.

“It was resolved at the meeting that Mrs. Atuejide and National Secretary remain suspended pending the conclusion of the on-going investigations by the party’s national executive committee and the Independent National Electoral Committee.”

Reacting, Atuejide said the executive committee’s allegations were baseless and mischievous.

‘’ The allegations are baseless. Mischief. It’s all to smear me, destroy any chance of me winning the Presidential race, and reduce National Interest Party’s growing popularity. We passed votes of no confidence on all of them,’’ Atuejide said.


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