By Joy Abalaka;//
In compliance with the judgments of the High Court of Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration, has reconstituted the interim caretaker committee for the Auto Spare Parts & Machinery Dealers Association, ASPMDA.
Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, explained in a statement issued on Friday that the government’s decision to comply with the judgments in Suit No. LD/2588/TCM/18 and Court of Appeal in CA/L/2513/2018 was to prevent the breach of law and order in the market.
Onigbanjo decried the build-up of tension and threat to security occasioned by the state of affairs in ASPMDA despite the interim caretaker committee instituted by Governor Sanwo-Olu in June 2020 to immediately conduct elections for new executives of the association.
He noted that 15 months after constituting the committee, chaired by Sir. Sunday Igbanuzue, it has failed to conduct elections of the substantive executives to run affairs of the association.
The Attorney General, while pointing out that the committee failed to conduct elections within 30days of their appointment as directed by Governor Sanwo-Olu, stated that intense agitation and discontent has trailed the disobedient action of the committee and threatened the peace, law and order in ASPAMDA.
He said: “Consequently, Mr. Governor has directed the immediate dissolution of the Interim Caretaker Committee constituted by the state government in June 2020 and chaired by Sir. Sunday Igbanuzue.”
The Attorney-General added that another Interim Caretaker Committee has, therefore, been constituted with Chief Anthony Ughagwu as the Chairman; Mr. Dozie Ezeugo as Secretary and Mr. Jonah Aneke as Chief Security Officer, CSO with a mandate to hold elections within 45 days of their appointment and supervision by representatives of the state government.
He maintained that the 45 days tenure of the reconstituted Interim Caretaker Committee shall not be extended, just as he enjoined all stakeholders and law enforcement agencies to ensure peace and orderly conduct during the elections.