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Fegge Landlords Association executive dissolve by council chairman, set-up caretaker

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BY SUNNY A. DAVID, AWKA

The Chairman of Onitsha South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Chief Emeka Joseph Orji has dissolved
the executive member of the Fegge Landlords Association.

The dissolution followed the leadership of the association failure to conduct fresh election at the expiration of their tenure in office.

After the dissolution of the body, the Chairman of the Council set up a seven man Caretaker Executive led by Chief Okwudili Obinwanne to oversee the affairs of the body for three months.

Speaking shortly after the inauguration the Chairman of Onitsha South Local Government Area, Chief Orji said they received petitions from some members of the association which stated that the four year tenure of the former executive has expired on March 19th 2024 and we informed the former executive about the petition and also gave them a copy of the petition.

”I also asked them when they were elected and they said that they cannot remember but we have a copy of the Constitution that stipulated a four year tenure of office.

“The Council equally demanded for the minutes of the association’s meeting which which they failed to produce and later the Council directed the former executive to call for a meeting to look into the petition which it failed to convene.

“Since the tenure of the past executive has expired nature abhors vacuum we had to set up a Caretaker Executive that will over see the affairs of the association for three months pending the conduct of a fresh election.” he stated.

According to Chief Orji, the Council has the right to set up a Caretaker Executive, noting that there is no law prohibiting the Council from setting up a Caretaker Executive.

Speaking after the inauguration of the Caretaker Executive, the Chairman Chief Okwudiri Obinwanne promised that his executive will have a smooth transition.

He said that his executive will strive to sustain the developmental strides of the Governor Charles Soludo and that of the Council leadership.

“This a call to work and we as members of the Caretaker Executive will strive to sustain the developmental strides of the State government as well as that of the Local Government Council.

“Our duty is to continue to over see the affairs of the association and also ensure that issues such as sanitation and security of lives and property in Fegge and we solicit the corporation of the people of Fegge to actualize these goals,” he stressed.

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