Lagos government obeys court judgement, reconstitutes ASPMDA caretaker committee

In compliance with the Lagos High Court judgement in Suit No. LD/2588/TCM/18 and Court of Appeal in CA/L/2513/2018, the Lagos State Government has reconstituted the interim Caretaker Committee of the Auto Spare Parts and Machinery Dealers Association on Thursday.

In a statement which was issued by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, said the development will put to rest tension and threat to peace and security of the State.

The statement bemoaned the unrest in ASPMDA despite the Interim Caretaker Committee instituted by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in June 2020 which they were expected to conduct election for fresh executives of ASPMDA to emerge.

The Commissioner in the statement condemned the Caretaker’s inability under the leadership of Sir Sunday Igbanuzue to conduct fresh election in the last 15 months.

Onigbangbo frowned at the disobedience to the governor’s directive that a fresh election be conducted to avoid crisis in any form in the Association, while he directed the immediate dissolution of the Interim Caretaker Committee constituted by the State Government in June 2020.

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

The Commissioner for Justice maintained that the 45 days tenure of the reconstituted Interim Caretaker Committee shall not be extended, just as he enjoined all stakeholders and law enforcement agencies to ensure peace and orderly conduct during the elections.