Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Ogbaru Main Market, Chief Sam Mendu has urged the state government to ignore calls by a group asking for the conduct of by-election in the market.
Mendu stated this in Onitsha, on Thursday, in reaction to a call by the Ogbaru Main Markets Elders Forum (OMMEF), which urged the state government to conduct a by-election into the office of the president of the market.
“First of all, we have no provision for Elder’s Forum in the constitution of Ogbaru Market.
“It will also interest you to know that the purported leader of the forum is no longer a trader in the market.
“Article 9 sub-section 2 of Ogbaru Main Market Traders Association, Revised Constitution and by-laws, 2010, states that the decision of BOT in any intra-association squabble in the market shall be final,” Mendu said.