By Afolabi Oyekunle.
The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria , (ASCSN) has come out to say that Comrade Tommy Etim Okon is still its bonafide National President.
The Association urges her teeming members throughout the country and the general public to discontenance the misinformation and disinformation in the social media where an expelled member of the Union, one Bola-Audu Innocent is claiming to be the National President of the Association.”
In a press statement issued in Lagos Wednesday 19th April, 2023, the Association Secretary-General, Comrade Joshua Apebo stated that the National President of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, Comrade Tommy Etim Okon PhD will lead the Union to the next National Delegates Conference where a new National President will emerge.
The union recalled that in 2021, Bola-Audu Innocent and three others were arraigned before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
They were accused of engaging in human trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable persons.
It posited that if FCT High Court ruled that Bola Audu Innocent had no case to answer in the criminal case he was facing with three others, that had nothing to do with the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria.“
“As far as we are concerned, Bola-Audu was expelled by organs of the Association for anti-union activities and he filed a suit at the National Industrial Court (NIC) in Abuja to challenge his expulsion.“
“It is, therefore, surprising that Bola-Audu Innocent is now claiming in the social media to be the National President of the Association when the matter he instituted at the NIC is being adjudicated upon by a court of competent jurisdiction,” the union regretted”.
The Union posited that if Nigeria was a sane clime, Bola-Audu would certainly have been charged for contempt of court but in this country where the culture of impunity reigns supreme, he is still moving about freely.
The Association therefore called on members to remain calm as Comrade Tommy Etim Okon is still their president
as Bola-Audu Innocent remains expelled.