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Charlimo Charges Pretty Okafor To Contest PMAN Election




AS Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) presidential election is billed to hold in July, the Caretaker Committee, led by Kevin Lucciano Gabriel, has set up an 18-man electoral committee with the mandate to plan and hold elections in three months.

While inaugurating the committee which took place at PMAN office at Opebi, Lagos, and which attracted the likes of Orits Wiliki, Tee Mac, George Dureke and General Brown Bread among a host of others, Gabriel said: “Today we are set to usher in a new era in PMAN as the PMAN Caretaker Committee has succeeded in uniting the union across board.

Murphy Van Anthony is here, Alhaji Dangashi is here, Tee Mac is here and so too is Orits Wiliki among a host of other musicians.

The committee is winding up its activities by the inauguration of the electoral committee. This committee has been mandated to organise credible elections within three months and move the union forward.”

Chairman of the committee, Charles Imoluame (aka Charlimo), immediately after taking the oath of office, said: “The mandate of this committee is to produce a president and other executive members that will run the affairs of PMAN. We are holding elections in July 31.

This will be preceded by a Delegates’ Conference a day or two before, where all state chapters will be fully represented and issues affecting the union shall be trashed out.”

Charlimo, as he is popularly called, was a onetime chairman and vice chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of PMAN. He has also served as national vice president of the union and has extensive experience working with PMRS and later COSON as a director.

Asked if he had a message for Pretty Okafor who poses as the current PMAN President, Charlimo said, “If I were pretty Okafor I would come and buy a form and contest as PMAN president. He should know that you cannot run the office of PMAN president on the basis of a court order.

If he has issues, there are appropriate channels he can address them to. You cannot just come out of nowhere and become PMAN president. There must be a Delegates’ Conference before a PMAN president can emerge. So his so-called presidency is null and void.”

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