As no African folklore is complete without mentioning of the tortoise, no crisis in this outgoing Akpata’s Administration, is complete without fingering John O.Aikpokpo-Martins and Kunle Edun.
They are jointly the Maliyamungu(of the infamous Idi Amin’s era) of this Administration.
In the unedited article below, lawyers in Bori NBA are deeply fingering the out going 1st VP as being responsible for their lingering post election crisis.
MR. JOHN AIKPOKPO-MARTINS DID NOT TELL THE TRUTH TO THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WHEN HE REPORTED AT THE NEC MEETING HELD ON THE 20TH OF AUGUST 2022 THAT HE HAS RESOLVED THE BORI BRANCH ISSUES.
—-By Mrs. Ucheoma Chisorom Nwogu, Esq.
Mr. John Aikpokpo-Martins only came to do a hatchet job for his friends as National has no powers to screen candidates and or conduct election or to swear in executives of any branch.
The whole sham is illegal and unlawful and illegal. By Section 10(1) of the NBA Uniform Bye Laws for Branches, the proper thing is for the caretaker committee to take over.
Mr. Aikpokpo-Martins came to Port Harcourt unofficially invited (according to him, his friends called him) and with no legal authority, purportedly installed some persons as the Branch executives despite the Branch having new Executives duly elected in a free and fair election conducted by the duly constituted Eleco of the Branch as the 24th of June 2022.
The Chairman of the Executives Mr. Joel Didi filed a suit and an interim injunction has been issued ordering NBA national and others not to further interfer with the mandate of the Executives elected on the 24th of June 2022.
The suit and the order have all been served on Mr. John Aikpokpo Martins. I wonder why he will choose to deceive the National Executive Council in his untrue report.
The story is that the immediate past Chairman of Bori Branch in conjunction with his predecessor Mr. Golden Awi, wanted to control the Eleco Chairman Mr. C.K Mark.
When Mr. CK Mark refused to be so controlled, they started playing dirty games. First the two of them purportedly claimed to have removed him and dissolved the committee without the members ratifying same in a general meeting as provided by general house.
On our WhatsApp platform, members rejected their unlawful acts clearly.
Mr. Golden and the Past President called Mr. John Aikpokpo-Martins who came to Port Harcourt, claiming to be investigating the matter, invited the elected Chairman Mr. Joel Didi who insisted on not coming alone.
I was there and Mr. John Aikpokpo-Martins refused to hear from members and after the meeting claimed to have nullified the election ( with no lawful powers to do so) he installed himself as the Eleco Chairman and I protested that report. To cover up, he removed himself and appointed his three other friends as the new Eleco.