. Factional leadership emerges
From MAGNUS EZE, Abuja
Crisis has once again hit the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), as some local government chairmen mainly from the North yesterday, in what appeared like a ‘coup d’etat’ announced a change of leadership in the association.
The tenure of the National Chairman, Mr. Micah Jiba, who is also Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) ends May 20.
Jiba was said to have hatched the plot that brought the Chairman of ALGON in Kano State, Mr. Ibrahim Ahmed Karaye, as the new National President.
A handover ceremony took place at the Maitama, Abuja National Secretariat of ALGON under tight security.
Daily Sun gathered that many of the state chapters were not informed of the election. When contacted on telephone, Abia State Chairman of ALGON, Mr. Ginger Onwusibe, said that he was not aware of the election. He, however, added that any election would have been for the factional group.
His Ekiti State counterpart, Mr. Dapo Olagunju, in his reaction said, “I am not aware of any election just like many other state representatives, including members of the BoT.”
Expressing shock, Olagunju noted that the decision at their last meeting was that a meeting would be called where a new president would be elected, and that meeting according to him, was yet to be convened.
Secretary General of the association confirmed the change of baton in the leadership but declined to answer further questions from our correspondent.