Zik varsity alumni bicker over union leadership

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Alumni Association (NAUAA) is currently on war path with the university authorities over the choice of the union’s new leadership following reported election of new executive members of the union nearly one month to its national convention.
Chairman of the convention planning committee, Comrade Elder Tony Toki described the reported election as a ruse.
While accusing the university management of overheating the controversy, he vowed that the Alumni would not yield to the blackmail in its attempt to rid the institution of corruption.
He said their attention was drawn “to the false, baseless, unauthorised, hence, fraudulent publications flying about to the effect that the NAUAA have held their 2018 National Convention (hereafter called “the Convention”), with some names bandied as having been ‘elected unopposed’.
“We would have totally ignored the inebriated shenanigan, except that our silence may mislead the unsuspecting members of the public,” Toki said.
Toki said contrary to the claims that the outgoing National Executive Committee (NEC) of NAUAA, led by Nwafili Okwuosa at the NEC meeting held in Abuja on the 17th day of March, 2018, duly constituted the 2018 Convention Planning Committee (2018 CPC), charged with the obvious task of organising the convention.
“The 2018 CPC, led by Toki, duly published a motice of the convention; by the said publication, which is a constitutional requirement, the convention is fixed for Saturday, the 25th day of August, 2018, at Abakaliki, Ebonyi state.
“Neither the outgoing NEC nor the 2018 CPC, did authorise any group or individual to make any change in the date and venue of the convention.” He said all publications, which dropped Prof.
Ezeonu Chukwuemeka Francis as having emerged the next president of the NAUAA, from the phantom convention, should be disregarded as idle talk.
“For the avoidance of doubt, none of the dhairmen of the 11 branches of the NAUAA was aware, attended or sent any delegate to the phantom convention and our lawyers are still studying the criminal dimensions of this perfidy with a view to further instructions from the NAUAA.”

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