Election tears ALGON apart as factions produce different leaders




The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) has issued a disclaimer against Honourable Kolade Alabi Devid declaring that he is not the association’s national president.


ALGON, therefore, stated that the present deputy national president, Hon. Mahmud Mohammed Aliyu who is the executive chairman of Obama local government areas of Kaduna state has been unanimously elected by the national executive council (NEC) as the new president of the association with effect from September 6, 2019.

According to a statement by the National Publicity Secretary Chief Sam Ahiarakwe, issued at the end of its NEC meeting last Friday in Abuja, Alabi Devid was not a chairman of any of the recognised 774 local government areas (LGAs) in Nigeria as enshrined in the 1999 constitution of the federal Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. 
The statement read in part, “The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) has come to the unfortunate realization that the man that has been at the helm of affairs as president of ALGON, Hon. Kolade Alabi Devid  is not a chairman of any of the recognize seven hundred and seventy-four (774)local government areas (LGAs)in Nigeria as enshrined in the 1999 constitution of the federal Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. 
“According to section 5(1a)of the Algon constitution,to be eligible as president,one must be an elected  chairman of one of the 774 local government councils in Nigeria.
“The local government councils of the current chairman is not one of the 774 local government. 
“He is the current chairman of Bariga local government development area (LCDA)which is not one of the 774 local government Areas (LGAs)listed in the constitution of the federal Republic of Nigeria. 
“Since his local Government Areas(Bariga)is not in the said 774 LGAs,in Nigeria,he is not Qualified in fist place to contest for the presidency of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (Algon).
“The present deputy national president Hon.Mahmud Mohammed Aliyu and executive chairman of Obama local government areas of Kaduna state has been unanimously elected by the national executive council (NEC) as the new president of the association of local government of Nigeria (ALGON) with effect from the 6th of September, 2019.
“By these resolution of highest body of ALGON,Hon Kolade David is to handover the  whole affairs of ALGON activities to Hon.Mahmud Mohammed Aliyu as the new National president of ALGON”, the statement said.

When contacted, the Bariga LGA chairman, Alabi Kolade Devid, stated that no NEC held and that he remained the national president of ALGON reposed with the responsibility to convene a NEC meeting.

He however disclosed that he would soon convene a NEC meeting during which the issue would be discussed .

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