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Customs Consultative Committee Upholds ‘NEC-Mode’ for ANLCA Election, cancels Mukaila’s appointment

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By Tayo Abiola

The recent appointment of former National Secretary of the Association, Alhaji Babatunde Mukaila as Sole Administrator by the Board of Trustees (BOT) has been cancelled.

The Customs Consultative Committee (CCC) which cancelled the appointment during its zoom meeting of 8th August 2023, equally adopted the NEC-mode for the conduct of the forthcoming elections into the National Executive Council (NECOM) of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA).

Hitherto, the two political camps of the Presidential aspirants of Dr Kayode Farinto and Mr Emenike Nwokeoji have been at loggerheads on the mode should that would be adopted in conducting the election.

While one favoured an Annual General Meeting (AGM), the other favoured Collegiate, which is done by executives of various chapters.

The CCC urged members of the ANLCA BOT to support the Associations Electoral Committee (ASECO) to achieve on its mandate and to respect the Peace accord resolution of 19th July 2023.

“While pleading with the BOT to give peace a chance, it is important to reaffirm here that the Committee too shall not shy away from the sole responsibility of implementing the peace accord resolutions to its logical ends, which is to ensure that the ASECO conducts and deliver a transparent, credible, free and fair election on or before ending of August 31st , 2023” it states.

The CCC also urged all concerned to also adhere strictly to all agreements of the Peace Accord.

The Committee opposed in strong terms and vowed never to support any act or antics from any quarters inconsistent with or alien to the Peace Accord Resolutions of the 19th July 2023.

“To this end, the appointment of an Administrator, either interim or otherwise is alien to ANLCA supreme constitution and the peace accord. It is a ploy by its proponents for the elongation of the election and inauguration time table. It therefore cannot stand and will not be allowed to stand,” the meeting resolved.

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