Security Beefed Up At Ladipo Market Over Power Tussle


Cyriacus Izuekwe
The President-General of Ladipo Market, Comrade Kingsley Ogunor, has tightened security around the market over leadership crisis that erupted in the market following the recent judgment of the Federal High Court in Lagos State, western Nigeria.
Justice Mohammed Yunusa in his ruling nullified the election of the executives of Ladipo main market during which Ogunor emerged as president of the central body.
The opposing camp in the market led by Felix Okoro has threatened to form a new executive within seven days in the wake of the judgment.
Ogunor who is the president of the central body called Ladipo Auto Central Executive Committee, LACEC, said he had to beef up security in the market to forestall any break down of law and order following plans by Okoro’s camp to take over the market within seven days.
Apart from contacting the various security agents who have since manned strategic positions around the market, Ogunor has equally reshuffled the taskforce by appointing a new chairman identified as Emmanuel to provide adequate security in the market.
Speaking on the judgment and threat by the opposition leader, Okoro, to take over the leadership of the market, Ogunor said he was still in charge because the judgment did not affect his election as president of the market under LACEC.
•A policeman on guard at Ladipo market
He explained that he contested election as president of LACEC in compliance with the constitution of LACEC.
He said before he contested for the position as president, he was the chairman of a unit in the main market and won the election before the judgment that nullified it.
He said LACEC constitution under section 13, subsection 2, stipulates that chairmen of units and directors of warehouses are qualified to contest for the position of president.
He said the judgment was obtained on 12 February 2015 …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper