#Lagos Government Obeys Court Ruling, Reconstitutes ASPMDA Interim Committee

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In compliance with the judgment of the Superior Court of Lagos in application no. LD / 2588 / TCM / 18 and the Court of Appeal in CA / L / 2513/2018, the Lagos state government has reconstituted the Interim Interim Committee of Auto and Machinery Parts Distributors. Association on Thursday.

In a statement issued by the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, said that the development will put an end to the tension and threat to the peace and security of the State.

The statement lamented the unrest at ASPMDA despite the Interim Vigilance Committee instituted by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in June 2020, which was expected to hold elections for new ASPMDA executives to emerge.

The Commissioner in the statement condemned the inability of the caregiver under the leadership of Sir Sunday Igbanuzue to hold new elections in the last 15 months.

Onigbangbo frowned at the disobedience to the governor’s directive that new elections be held to avoid crisis in any way in the Association, while directing the immediate dissolution of the Provisional Oversight Committee constituted by the State Government in June 2020.

The Attorney General added that, therefore, another Interim Oversight Committee has been formed with Chief Anthony Ughagwu as Chairman; Mr. Dozie Ezeugo as Secretary and Mr. Jonah Aneke as Director of Security (CSO) with the mandate to hold elections within 45 days of their appointment and supervision by representatives of the State Government.

The Justice Commissioner maintained that the 45-day mandate of the reconstituted Interim Vigilance Committee will not be extended, as ordered all interested parties and law enforcement agencies to guarantee peace and orderly conduct during the elections.

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