Report By: MGG
The Movement For Good Governance (MGG) in Bridgehead Market, Onitsha has called on Gov. Peter Obi to set-up a caretaker committee in to stabilize the market.
Chief Ikenna Madubuko, Chairman of MGG, made the appeal on Tuesday in Onitsha, Anambra while briefing newsmen on developments in the market.
Madubuko said that the present leadership of the market, led by Mr Emeka Ilonze, has not given opposition a fair ground to exercise their right to contest for election into the market executives.
``He had recently registered the market under the Corporate Affairs Commission and made himself a member of Board of Trustee (BOT), which is against the constitution governing the market, Since one must either be a board member or an executive at any given time”.
``He backdated the date of the election, which is supposed to be on Jan 21st to Jan. 19th, 2013.
``He had not rendered stewardship of his governance to members for over four years in line with the annual accountability forum enshrined in the constitution" he said.
Madubuko also alleged that Ilonze had been muscling the opposition and had registered more six sub-unions to influence the up-coming election.
``In order to avoid anarchy and lost of lives and property; Gov. Obi should urgently constitute a caretaker committee to oversee to the day-to-day running of the market" he added.
It would be recalled that the Gov. Obi was attacked with stones and sachet water on his campaign tour to the market in early 2010.