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GROUP ACCUSES MOKIKAN OF PLOTS TO ELONGATE TENURE …. MOKIKAN DESCRIBES ALLEGATION AS BASELESS, HANDIWORK OF MISCHIEF MAKERS

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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.

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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.

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But in a swift reaction, the Okun Development Association President Barr. Femi Mokikan, has described the allegation of wanting to alter the constitution and to elongate his tenure as baseless and a figment of the imagination of mischief makers.

Barr. Mokikan while reacting to the allegation said ” Why would I elongate my tenure. is it because of the fat salary I’m been paid.

” I’ve always said that Okun people have no enemy outside but enemy within

” I was elected as President in October 2017. I’ll be three years in office by next month. I’ve not finished my one term why will I alter the constitution

” From day one we were elected, the plan to amend the constitution has been on the table. It is a standard practice to set up a Committee when you want to amend a constitution.

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” Elongation of the tenure of office of the President is never part of the terms of reference for the Committee.

” Why would we be talking about tenure elongation when we are not in East Africa. ODA President is a thankless and selfless service.

” I volunteered myself because I felt I have something to offer and I have no regrets. You cannot satisfy everybody. Is the salary of the ODA President so fat that I’m enjoying and want to continue in office?”.

The ODA President said he would do his best and within available resources to move ODA forward appreciated the support he has enjoyed thus far.

 


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Council Election: PDP Fixes Date For Primaries, Describes Kogi As PDP State.

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The Kogi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has once again shown resolve to participate and win the forthcoming council election slated for December 12, 2020.

The Party according to a time table for the election says it would open the collection/submission of nomination form from September -24th to 2nd October 2020 at state secretariat.

The Party says it will begin screening – Monday 5th October 2020 (-a) for Chairmanship Aspirant at the state Secretariat while those for councillors would be Screened at there federal constituency headquarters.

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The PDP says the Display of screening results would be placed at the state Secretariat on Tuesday 6th October 2020.

The Party says it would hold ward Congress to elect councillorship candidate / 3 adhoc delegates – on Thursday 8th October 2020.

Similarly, the Ward Congress Appeal at the state secretariat – would hold on Friday 9th October 2020.

The Party’s Local government Congress to elect chairmanship candidate would hold on Saturday 10th October 2020.

The Local government Appeal would hold at the state secretariat on Monday 12th 2020.

The statement announcing the time table was signed by Hon Ojochegbe Christopher, the State organising Secretary of the Party.

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Kogi Govt. Gives Reasons Why KGIRS Management Was Suspended

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The Kogi State Governor has suspended the Management of the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service with immediate effect and appointed an Interim Management Committee to oversee the daily activities of the Service.

This was disclosed today by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo while responding to inquiry from our correspondent.

He said the suspension was predicated on “violation of corporate governance in the service”, saying the State Government had to act to save the Service from further violations.

“Yes, the Management has been suspended”, he said, explaining that the decision came as a result the 2019 Audited Financial Report of the Service.

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“The Governor is conscious of things that have to do with excellent corporate governance, transparency and accountability.

“The 2019 Audited Financial Report of the service shows that their were infractions and the Governor had to take a decision to ensure the Service is repositioned.

“In the place of the Management, the Governor has appointed an Interim Management Committee to oversee the daily affairs of the Service.

“The newly appointed Interim Management Committee is to be chaired by the Hon. Commissioner of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Mukadam Asiwaju Asiru Idris. Other members of the Committee are the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Ibrahim Sani Mohammed, SAN, the Auditor General of the State, Alh. Yakubu Okala and the Auditor General Local Government, Alh. Usman Ododo while the Accountant General of the State, Alh. Momoh Jibrin is to serve as the Secretary”.

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When contacted, the Commissioner of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Mukadam Asiwaju Idris Asiru confirmed that they have met with members of the suspended Management Committee and told them to hand over to the most senior staff in their respective departments while the suspended Chairman has also handed over.


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Finance Commissioner to head Interim Management Committee As Gov. Bello  Temporarily Sacks BIR Management

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The Kogi State Governor has suspended the Management of the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service with immediate effect and appointed an Interim Management Committee to oversee the daily activities of the Service.
This was disclosed today by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo while responding to inquiry from our correspondent. He said the suspension was predicated on “violation of corporate governance in the service”, saying the State Government had to act to save the Service from further violations.
“Yes, the Management has been suspended”, he said, explaining that the decision came as a result the 2019 Audited Financial Report of the Service.
“The Governor is conscious of things that have to do with excellent corporate governance, transparency and accountability.
“The 2019 Audited Financial Report of the service shows that their were infractions and the Governor had to take a decision to ensure the Service is repositioned.
“In the place of the Management, the Governor has appointed an Interim Management Committee to oversee the daily affairs of the Service.
“The newly appointed Interim Management Committee is to be chaired by the Hon. Commissioner of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Mukadam Asiwaju Asiru Idris. Other members of the Committee are the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Ibrahim Sani Mohammed, SAN, the Auditor General of the State, Alh. Yakubu Okala and the Auditor General Local Government, Alh. Usman Ododo while the Accountant General of the State, Alh. Momoh Jibrin is to serve as the Secretary”.
When contacted, the Commissioner of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Mukadam Asiwaju Idris Asiru confirmed that they have met with members of the suspended Management Committee and told them to hand over to the most senior staff in their respective departments while the suspended Chairman has also handed over.

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