BY NSAN NDOMA-NEJI, Càlabar
National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools NAPPS), Cross River State branch yesterday requested for resignation of the association president in Cross River State Hon. Mike Egre and without further delay constitute a transition committee.
The Stakeholders also demanded stated that stepping aside of the state president would pave way for conduct of free and fair elections for the the teachers association.
They aggrieved stakeholders averred that the tenure of embattled Chairman whom they no longer have confidence in had since ellapsed in May 2023.
A position paper made available to our Correspondent in Càlabar yesterday,the stakeholders averred in any democratic setting, members of the association have the right to ask thier leader to quit the position he occupy especially if there is lack of trust.
The position paper signed by five stakeholders, including representative of of Ogoja Zone, Elder Ignatius Ejim, representative of Ikom LGA, Dr. Ramsey Ndep, representative of Càlabar zone, Elder Edet Obot, Secretary General NAPPS, South South, Tchr. Mike Abolade, and other person urged Egre to resign from the position which occupy.
Other demand made by the stakeholders include, detailed statement of account
from Hon..Mike Egre, and financial secretary, Pastor Abraham Osok, to provide a breakdown of how funds association funds were spent throughout the 9 years period which they both served the association.
Expressing displeasure, over what the in which SECOM Chairman managed affairs of the association regarding elections issues, demanded for review of Present zoning formula before state elections are conducted.
“That we lack total confidence in the members of State Electoral Commission (SECOM), as we have seen the embattled Chairman of SECOM openly campaigning for some candidates”. Stakeholders statement maintained.
Expressing thier greviances, the association’s stakeholders said it was unconstitutional and unacceptable that some members of thier electoral body (SECOM), who participated in the conduct of chapter elections across the state to have resigned and
But in a swift reaction to the stakeholders claims, during a telephone conversation, the embattled association’s state president ( Cross River chapter), Hon. Mike Egre the allegations levelled against him, stressing that he had never been found wanting in any way, adding that his tenure is supposed to come to an end in March 2024, stressing that as a gentleman he is ready to leave before the exact time.
“All those who signed that document are not out members I know my members they are all hired to fight me. ” Egre stated.