The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) holding in Kaduna yesterday failed to conduct election to fill the vacant position of the Second Deputy President.
The election will be held today with Otunba Dele Oye, National Vice President and Legal Adviser as a hot contender for the position of the 2nd Deputy National President.
Apart for the positions of National President and that of the First National Deputy, Chamber Telegraph learnt that the election of officers into the new NACCIMA Executive Committee yesterday at its 59th AGM which took place in Kaduna was inconclusive as the immediate past President Iyalode Alaba Lawson refused the members to elect their leaders.
Eye witness accounts said Iyalode Alaba Lawson vainly attempted to impose her cronies on the Association which was fiercely rejected by members present led by Prince Adetokunbo Kayode SAN, CON, a former cabinet minister in four capacities and the current President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).
However on the ascension of the New NACCIMA President, Hajia Saratu Iya Aliyu, the AGM which was not properly adjourned will continue this morning on the directives of the new National President who issued a statement last night condemning the last night attempt to stage a coup against the Association.
Text of her statement reads:
“Dear Esteemed Members of the NACCIMA Family, I wish to express my sincere appreciation on my election as the NACCIMA National President at the 59th AGM and that of Ide John C. Udeagbala as the First Deputy President.
“It is an enormous honour and privilege to be entrusted with the leadership of our great Association.
“I also wish to convey my sincere appreciation for the maturity and restraint exhibited by all parties on the outcome of the AGM.
“In view of the manifest objection to nominations and the failure to properly adjourn the meeting to the nominations of candidates to other offices, I hereby give notice pursuant to Articles 30 and 31 of the Articles of Association, that the 59th AGM will continue tomorrow at 9.00am prompt on 16th May, 2019 at Hotel Seventeen, 6 Tafawa Balewa Way/Lafiya Road, Kaduna, Kaduna State for the finalization of outstanding agenda of the AGM”.