Crisis Hit Igbo Maritime Practitioners, As Elders Council Call for Parallel Government

Chief Osita Patrick Chukwu

Elders of the Association of Igbo Maritime Practitioners in Nigeria, (ASIMPIN), has issued a 7-day ultimatum for the President General ,Eze Ambassador Damian Emeka Obianigwe, to conduct elections that would usher in new executives.

The elders reiterated that failure on the part of the President General to conduct elections may lead to parallel government.

The ultimatum is expected to end on Wednesday April 20th 2022.

Eze Obianigwe, had raised alarm over calculated attempts by the group of elders to cause disaffection and plant bad blood amongst members.

Speaking through his Senior Special Assistant, Media, Godfrey Emeka Nwosu, Ksm, Eze Obianigwe said unequivocally that nobody constituted any council of elders in the association and that a purported meeting by the elders is a ruse.

But in a chat with press men over the weekend, spokesman of elders’council, ASIMPIN, Chief Osita Chukwu Patrick, said the elders stood their ground to hold an elections if the president general decline their request.

According to him, the elders met and resolved that an election should hold adding that the tenure elongation of ASIMPIN leadership was alarming.

Osita maintained that failure on the part of the Eze to organize election is tantamount to bridge of constitution of the socio cultural maritime association.

Osita who also doubles as the National Coordinator, Save Nigeria Freight Forwarders ,Importers Exporters Coalitions also took a swipe at the S.A Media to the President General, Comrade Emeka Nwosu for his inflammatory comments against elders of ASIMPIN.

He said Nwosu’s statement was disdainful and uncoordinated saying the Ex NAGAFF scribe at Tin Can Island Port can best be described as a “Flying bird above sea level without no where to land”.

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