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PMAN president to emerge July 31

Posted: Apr 29, 2015 at 3:22 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Nkasiobi Oluikpe, Lagos


The Caretaker Committee of the Performing Musicians of Nigeria (PMAN) has inaugurated an 18-man electoral committee to midwife the emergence of a duly elected president for the association, come July 31.



The inauguration which took place at the PMAN’s office in Opebi, Ikeja, witnessed the presence of representatives of all the various factions of the union who have accepted to sheath their swords.

Also present at the inauguration were some notable musicians like Orits Wiliki, Tee Mac, George Dureke, Chris Mbah, General Brown Bread, Tee Mac, Murphy Van Anthony and several others.

While taking oath of office, the chairman of the electoral committee, Charles Imoluame, popularly known as Charlimo covenanted thus: “I do swear and affirm in the name of God, to solemnly, diligently, faithfully, honestly and impartially perform the duties imposed on me by virtue of my appointment in adherence to PMAN’s provisions and that I will not knowing violate and willing permit to be violated, any of the provisions, and I will, to the best of my ability perform my duty, preserve, protect and defend the constitution of PMAN.

Charlimo also assured that the committee will do its best to be neutral and look at all the candidates that will come without bias and welcome young, old, male and female musicians to the contest. Nobody is going to take anybody for granted, he stressed.

Lawyer to the peace committee which transformed to the Caretaker Committee, Romeo Michael, commented on the nullification of the previous judgment of the Federal High Court stating that, besides using fictitious signatures to get the judgment, that the powers of the Federal High Court on union matters were in 2010 divested to the National Industrial Court.

“The judgment that Pretty Okafor is relying on, is null and avoid as far as the law is concerned. The judge himself cannot confer powers on the court where the court has no powers. It is the law that creates the court that also confers power on the court to adjudicate upon.