Lagos State government has directed immediate dissolution of the Interim Caretaker Committee of Auto Spare Parts & Machinery Dealers Association (ASPMDA) constituted by the state government sometime in June 2020, and chaired by Sir. Sunday Igbanuzue.
The state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in a statement issued by the Office of Hon. Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, ordered for the reconstitution of another interim caretaker committee which must hold elections within 45 days of their appointment with the elections supervised by the state government
The statement read: “WHEREAS, owing to the buildup of tension and threat to security occasioned by the state of affairs in ASPMDA and to prevent a breach of law and order in the market, Mr. Governor, by a letter dated 3rd July 2020 signed by the Hon. Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, set up an Interim Caretaker Committee sometime in June 2020 with the mandate to immediately conduct elections for new Executive Officers of ASPMDA.
“WHEREAS, fifteen (15) months after constituting the Interim Caretaker Committee chaired by Sir. Sunday Igbanuzue, the said Committee has failed to conduct the elections for new Executive Officers of ASPMDA.
“Serious agitation and discontent about the current state of affairs of ASPMDA is threatening to lead to a breakdown of law and order, owing to the failure of the Interim Caretaker Committee to comply with the directives of Mr. Governor that elections be carried out within 30 days of their appointment.