The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, South East zone, has warned against impersonating its National President.
The group in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Friday, signed by Comrade Micheal Nwonu and Comrade Igbokwe Chukwuma Igbokwe, its zonal Chairman and Secretary, respectively, alleged that Innocent Bola-Audu was no longer a member of the association.
The statement reads, “The attention of the members of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, South East Zone, has been drawn to publications and video by some print and electronic media, where one Innocent Bola-Audu in an interview claimed to be the National President of the Association.
“The Zone is surprised that in this era of advanced technology, some media outfits will address a non-member as the National President of a reputable Union like the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria without verifying such a claim. We consider such news as embarrassing to the entire members of the Association.
“For clarity, Innocent Bola-Audu was expelled from the Association by the National Executive Council (NEC) at its meeting held in June, 2021 at Ikeja, Lagos State for anti-union activities and was replaced by Comrade Tommy Etim Okon.
“He has challenged his expulsion at the National Industrial Court, Abuja and the matter is ongoing and for him to address himself as the National President of the Association was tantamount to sub-judice.
“Bola-Audu should be more concerned on how to resolve issues with his employer rather than impersonating the National President of our great Union.
“The Zone reaffirms its implicit confidence and loyalty to the Central Working Committee (CWC) led by Comrade Tommy Etim Okon Ph.D, the National President and Comrade Joshua Apebo, the Secretary-General.
“We call on the media to endeavour to verify any information relating to the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria before releasing such information to the public to prevent this kind of embarrassment to our great Association.”