— Troublemakers to face expulsion
By Innocent Orok
The Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has assured all its members that it will conduct a credible, free and fair elections into all the association’s chapters across the country.
Addressing its members and stakeholders from the Muritala Mohammed Airport chapter at the ANLCA national secretariat in Lagos on Tuesday, the Vice President, Dr Farinto Collins promised that the ASECO will conduct a credible election into all the chapters of the association.
” We promised you a credible, free and fair election. Neither the National President nor any NECOM member will interfere in the election. I urged you to prepare and get accredited for your election”, Farinto assured.
The meeting which was attended by a cross section of ANLCA members and stakeholders from the Airport Chapter among them the various contestant was to iron out some gray areas and fears nursed by members before the election is conducted.
The ANLCA National Secretary , Alhaji Abdulazeez Mukaila also took time to educate members on the Supreme Constitution of ANLCA as regards Chapter elections and the registration process for eligible voters and contestants.
All the members agreed for election to be conducted very urgently in the Airport chapter. Farinto said the NECOM has decided to wave 2019, 2020 registration levies for all the airport members, saying they will only pay 2021 levy.
The ASECO was given two weeks extension to prepare to conduct election at the MMIA chapter. The election is expected to hold in February 2020.
Meanwhile, members present at the meeting have condemned the illegal chapter elections purported to be conducted by some aggrieved members from the Western Zone. They clamour for the NECOM to sanction those members who are holding illegal chapter elections, without recourse to NECOM and the National president.
Responding, the Vice President of ANLCA , Dr Farinto said he has mandated the National Secretary to issue a query within 48hrs to those members who are holding illegal chapter elections and if they refused to oblarge may face expulsion from the association. A 7- man committee was set up to make sure all issues concerning the election is address, such that no one will be left out or disenfranchised during the chapter election.