My attention has been drawn to the rendition of falsehood by a certain Yakubu Busari ostensibly at the behest of the illegal Larry Gowon led Caretaker Committee, which was published on the 17th of August 2019 by Universal Reporters, with the title ‘ Stop Parading Yourself as Plateau State President of NULGE’.
It is clear that the article laced with lies is malicious with the intention to spread falsehood and create an impression that the Plateau State chapter of NULGE is factionalised, consequently, I am compelled to correct this misnomer.
To set the record straight, The Plateau State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE under my leadership is united and intact.
My tenure as the President of the Plateau State chapter of NULGE was extended on the floor of the special delegates conference of NULGE which held in Akure from the 12th to the 13th of October 2016.
The Special National Delegate Conference (SNDC) is the highest decision making organ of NULGE and has the final say on any matter concerning the union. The elongation of the tenure of the current EXCO’s by the SNDC overrides the constitutional quotation been peddled. It is strange that Jonathan Sambo and Nanpon Jacob who are beneficiaries of this tenure extension are the ones leading the pack of those who wish to divide Plateau NULGE for selfish reasons.
That the persons involved in this falsehood could cite the Owerri judgement by Justice I. S. Galadima on the 11th of July, 2019 for constituting an illegal caretaker committee in Plateau State is shameful, and criminal. Members of the public should be careful and avoid dealing with them as they are impersonators. Also, the law enforcement agencies are to take note of their criminal and illegal activities.
On the 8th of August, 2019, Justice O. Y. Anuwe of the National Industrial ruled on an exparte motion brought to him and ordered that the judgment by Justice Galadima mandating the Imo branch of NULGE to conduct election within one month of his ruling is only limited to the Imo State branch.
By this exparte motion and clarification by Justice Anuwe on the earlier Judgment of Justice Galadima and the resoultion of the Special National Delegate Conference which extended the tenure of NULGE EXCO’s, this issue has been laid to rest.
If the promoters of the illegal caretaker of NULGE in Plateau State have the interest of the union at heart, they should abide by the constitution and the various judgments.
Our door remains open to all who are interested in the progress of NULGE .
Thank you and God bless.
Comrade Samson Mafuyai
President, Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, Plateau State Branch.
19th, August, 2019
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