Board dis­solves ex­ec­u­tive of peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Philip Shim­nom Cle­ment

The Board of Trustees of Joint Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties has dis­solved the Ekaete Ju­dith Umoh led ex­ec­u­tive of the as­so­ci­a­tion.

The move was to end the cri­sis rock­ing the as­so­ci­a­tion and to pave way for elec­tion of new ex­ec­u­tives. Chair­man of the board, Paul Ade­labu said the cur­rent ex­ec­u­tives were elected in April of 2014 in Lokoja and that their tenure had long ex­pired in April of 2018 but they re­fused to va­cate their po­si­tions. Adelebu while ad­dress­ing a press con­fer­ence yes­ter­day said the board was act­ing on the pro­vi­sions of the Con­sti­tu­tion, which man­dates it to en­sure smooth tran­si­tion of power in the case of lead­er­ship dis­pute.

“The as­so­ci­a­tion since its es­tab­lish­ment in 1992 has been grow­ing and now has about 25mil­lion mem­bers liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties, which is why we are mov­ing to take over the af­fairs of the as­so­ci­a­tion since the cur­rent ex­ec­u­tives have failed to va­cate their po­si­tions.

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