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ADF Congress appoints 15-member transitional committee, dissolves other organs

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The 15-member transitional committee would organise election within the period to fill the dissolved offices

By Emeka Njoku

An Igbo socio-economic and political organization, Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), has a new 15-member transition committee to run a three-month transition agenda.

The appointment of the transition committee followed the dissolution of all organs of ADF by the ADF Congress, which is the supreme authority of the Igbo group. 

In a communique signed on behalf of ADF Congress by its Chairman, Prof T. Uzodinma Nwala, and two other members – Mr. Eric Eyutchae and Mazi Joel Ogbonna – the 15-member transitional committee would organise election within the period to fill the dissolved offices.

Part of the communique reads: “In accordance with the decision of the ADF Council, the ADF Congress – the Supreme Organ of ADF – was convoked in five Centres in Nigeria and three Centres in the Diaspora in which well-over two thousand members participated.

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“They met in a globally coordinated Zoom in Nigeria at Enugu, Abuja, Lagos, Awka, Owerri and Abia; and three centres in the Diaspora in New York, Washington and the United Kingdom.

“The ADF Congress is the Supreme Organ of ADF made up of ‘all categories of ADF membership, members of Affiliates bodies, friends and partners of ADF and all real lovers and protagonists of genuine Igbo interests.

“The Congress was summoned in the light of the persistent attempt by enemies of ADF and Alaigbo to destroy the ADF which is today the major bulwark in the Igbo political and socio-economic struggle for survival in a hostile federation. Congress thereby called upon to assume its Supreme Authority over the affairs of ADF to restore normalcy.

“After full deliberations, the ADF Congress through a formal motion assumed full authority over the affairs of ADF. Consequently, all the organs of ADF including the Board of Trustees, The ADF Council, the Working Committee and all other Standing Committees are dissolved.

“The Congress shall take immediate steps to ensure that normalcy is restored and all the organs shall be constitutionally restored immediately after that.

“Congress is given two months to do this and take necessary constitutional steps to organize elections to restore all the relevant organs of ADF.

“A fifteen (15)- member Transitional Committee was set up charged with managing a three-month transition agenda which includes the following –

Emeritus Prof T. Uzodinma Nwala – Chairman;

Mazi Joel Ogbonna,

Arch Eric Eyutchae,

Barr Ukpai Ukairo,

Mr Onochie Ukaeme,

Mr Ndubisi Anaenugwu

vii. Mr Emmanuel Agbowo Ndubisi

viii. Rev Felix Onyeise

ix. Ms Ifeoma Nwadike

x. Mr Joseph Vim Onowu

xi. Chief Akubue Ezekwugo

xii. Mr Ndubisi Alozie

xiii. Mr Udechukwu Christian Iwuagwu

xiv. Mrs Euchria Akegbe

xv. Mrs Oludo Nzeribe

xvi. Prof Charles Ilegbune SAN

xvii. Mr Patrick Oguejiofor

xviii. Capt Casmir Nwafor (rtd).

xix.  Mr Osita Chukwuagbanarinam ADF Admin Officer.

The Transition Committee is charged with

organizing the meetings of the Congress

House- Cleaning Exercise through a Disciplinary Committee

  iii.     Constituional Review

 iv.     Audit of Account

Electionn of Officers

vi. A Publication on TEN YEARS OF ADF

vii. A Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of ADF

viii. Inauguration of the New Leadership of ADF.

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