TENSION IN ODA AS MOKIKAN PLOTS TENURE ELONGATION
Tension has gripped the Okun Development Association (ODA) amidst allegations of plans by the Association’s President, Barr Femi Mokikan, to amend its constitution to provide for a single five year tenure for the President, beginning with him.
A group of prominent Okun people under the Okun Leaders forum (OLF) has cautioned the Mokikan-led National Executive Committee of the Association has warned the executives to back off the alleged plan.
The spokesman of the group, Chief Ojo Adebayo said on Sunday that the surreptitious moves were against the letters and spirit of the Association’s constitution.
Under the extant constitution of the ODA, The Leaders on Sunday kicked against the tenure of the ODA National Executives is scheduled to end in October Next month.
According to Chief Adebayo, “the ODA executives tenure ends in October and we have not seen any sign or plans by the president that the association election will hold”.
He said: “We are still meeting but the body language of the leaders across the six local government areas of Okunland is that they stand firmly by the provisions of the constitution will resist any breach of the Association’s basic law.
“We do not want illegality in ODA. We want to stand by all what we have worked and voted for in the association’s constitution. Any illegality will not be acceptable to the leaders,” Chief Adebayo said.
He said Forum called for the immediate setting up of a committee to perfect all arrangements for a hitch-free electoral process.