SSAEAC expels members over alleged plans to impeach leader
The association, which described the purported impeachment of the president-general by the expelled members as “null and void”, said their actions were borne out of greed, lack of value and desperation to liquidate the union.
President General of SSAEAC, Chris Okonkwo, at a media briefing, recalled that on June 2, 2021, after reviewing the planned 2022 National Delegates Conference (NDC) as contained in the committee’s report, posted a slight adjustment on the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) platform to inform the council members of the latest development based on the reactions of some members.
He said their grievances, which had been slated for deliberation as a major issue at the forthcoming NEC meeting scheduled to hold in October, suddenly escalated into spikes and threats in the forum by the expelled members, against all entreaties.
He said the affected members formed a splinter group and purportedly organised a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, where they claimed to have impeached the president-general, (Okonkwo), and terminated the appointment of Nnamdi Ajibo, the secretary-general.
The group, the leadership further stated, convened a meeting on July, 3, and wrote a letter to the Registrar of Trade Unions (RTU), copied the Ministers of Labour and Power, Inspector General of Police as well as the Director-General of the Department of the State Service (DSS).
Regretting that some members have imported dirty politics into the union’s activities, the SSAEAC boss noted that the union was not a political party, rather an association with the welfare of members at heart.
Okonkwo, however, said the aggrieved members remained expelled, unless they retrace their steps, apologise and are ready to abide by the constitution of the union.
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