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Election: Agulu community kicks, rejects caretaker committee imposition

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By Gabriel Chy Alonta

The Agulu People’s Union Nigeria (APU), has unanimously kicked against the alleged imposition of a caretaker committee by the state government, following an election held on December 30, 2020.

It said such a committee was capable of derailing the existing peace in Agulu and the cordial relationship between the Anambra state government and the good people of Agulu.

In a special resolution by the union, and made available to newsmen in Awka, the community disclosed it held it’s National Conference on December 30, 2020, and duly elected it’s National guard officers peacefully and without rancour.

The resolution was signed by Chief Oliver Afamefuna, president-general of APU; Chief Andy Orakwelu, former president-general; Barr. Sylvester Okeke, 1st vice president-general; and Chinazo Onwuazombe, publicity secretary.

Others are, Mr Albert Dimaka, former national secretary; Emeka Okafor, 2nd vice president-general; Charles Ezie, national secretary and Dr Emmanuel Duezeh, financial secretary.

According to the union, whereas the national officers so elected were sworn in on that faithful day, the National Executive Council of Agulu People’s Union Nigeria, met on January 7, 2020, at Agulu Town Hall and resolve as follows:

“To rally round the duly elected national officers of the Union and give them maximum support to perform their duties, and to reject any purported caretaker committee being imposed on the town union.

“And Agulu People’s Union Nigeria is duly registered with Nigerian Government through the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) as a corporate body and has been performing its legitimate duties under the law and has elected its national officers devoid of any form of violence, rancor or disharmony in the conduct of the office of election that produced its national officers.

“And that the details of the conduct of the election held peacefully on 30th December 2020, were duly submitted to the office of the Executive Governor of Anambra state and the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs.

“That prior to the election of December 30, 2020, one Chief Ben Obi (Mbuze) and Honourable Azubuike Okoye were allegedly brandishing/parading list of members of caretaker committee to be imposed on Agulu community in connivance with some officials of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs for their selfish interest without any just cause”, the resolution read in part.

The union also condemns in its entirety, the unpatriotic acts of the said individuals.

The union further resolved, “In view of the cordial relationship between Agulu People’s Union Nigeria, and Anambra state government under the leadership of Chief Willie Obiano (Akpokuedike) to send a high powered delegation of Agulu indigenes to the executive Governor of Anambra state and intimate him on the rumoured caretaker committee that is capable of derailing the existing peace in Agulu and the cordial relationship between the Anambra state government and the good people of Agulu.

“Agulu People’s Union Nigeria, and her citizens are solidly behind the administration of the executive Governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano and the leadership of the newly elected national officers of Agulu People’s Union Nigeria, and thus, will not allow some individuals to mislead government and set Agulu community backwards”.

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