Nzuko Arochukwu, worldwide under the leadership of Mazi George Ezuma, rose from its 4th Central Executive Committee meeting held on the 29th of July, in Calabar the Cross River State capital with the setting up of a five man committee to run the affairs of the crisis hit Aba branch as one its resolutions at the meeting.
The decision to set up the committee is as a result of the impasse rocking the Enyimba city branch of the union. Aba branch has been engulfed in a leadership tussle after an election was held in March 2017 against the CEC’s directive for the election to be suspended.
At the 3rd CEC meeting held in Enugu on the 25th of March, 2017, a petition based on allegations of financial impropriety amongst others against the leadership of the branch was received. After exhaustive deliberation on the matter, a committee headed by the Umuahia branch President, Mazi Solomon Norom was set to look into the issues while the election slated for the next day been 26th of March, 2017 was suspended by the CEC. It was however said that the branch against the directive of the CEC went ahead and conducted the election.
The five man committee charged with the running of the affairs of Aba branch for the next six months is chaired by Sir Dozie Udensi, 1st Vice President General of the union. Others are Mazi Chidi Uche Okoro, Assistant Secretary General of the union as secretary, Mazi Sunday Okoro, Barr. Kenneth Ogbonna and Rev Nnanna Inyama as members.
They are among other things charged with running the affairs of the branch for six months, take over all documents, financial records (cheque books, bank statements, change of signatories etc) and properties of the branch from the immediate past executive, implement the decisions of the CEC on the Aba crisis, ensure the accounts of the branch are audited and take all necessary steps to restore harmony to the branch.