EIU: Allegations Of My Perpetuation In Office Not True, Election To Hold June 29 - PG | Independent Newspaper Nigeria

2024-05-08 18:12:44

Independent Newspapers Nigeria

AWKA - The President General of Eziowelle Improvement Union (EIU), Nigeria, Hon. Titus Akpudo has denied that he wants to perpetuate himself in office as the town's General election has been scheduled for June 29, 2024.

Addressing journalists in his office in Awka on Wednesday, against allegations levelled against him by his kinsmen, Akpudo said that the town Union election was delayed by multiple court cases as those who instituted them refused to withdraw them for out of court settlement.

Akpudo who is also the national president of Anambra State Association of Town Unions (ASATU), said it is laughable that people who are claiming to have taken over the administration of Eziowelle are neither financial members of the union nor do they have the power to take the decision they took.

It will be recalled that on Tuesday May 7, six people, namely: Ezenwa Azie and Ekene Arubaleze, a lawyer from Abuja branch; Mr. Anthony Oraguii and Comrade Chukwuebuka Okafor of Lagos branch and Mr. Chiemezie Chukwuka and Chukwudi Okafor for Onitsha announced the take over of Eziowelle Improvement Union in a press statement.

But Akpudo wondered how Representatives of three branches of EIU, Nigeria, out of 27 branches will take over leadership of the community in violation of the town Union constitution.

He also said that some of them do not represent the branches they claimed to represent.

For instance, he said: "Ezenwa is not from Abuja. He lives at home and he is not financially up to date to even vote in the coming election. Likewise, Tony Oraguii.

"That they have taken over government is false. The Secretariat is there. If they break into it the law will take its course".

Akpudo said the trouble makers got mad after their lobbying to run for the post of President General after the new constitution outlined rotation of political offices.

According to him under the new constitution, Presidency of the town Union becomes Rotational and Ubulu village is to produce the next President General and the village has already billed April 13 to select two candidates to run for the office.

It was after the administrative Secretary published this that the trouble makers many of who are indebted to the Union went loose.

According to him, the rule is that every aspirant and voter must be up to date. But many of those concerned are owing. "Instead of paying their debt, they started causing confusion. They are wasting their time because nobody bought into their idea", he said.

On why he is still in office after his tenure expired, Akpudo explained: "I am still on seat because about seven court cases still pending in court have not been withdrawn as agreed in our convention"#

Photo: Hon. Akpudo

2024-05-08 News