As the election of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) gradually gathers momentum,the National Electoral Commission (NECOM) has threatened to disqualify
any member of the Caretaker Committee of any Chapter with intention to contest in the forthcoming election who failed to resign his or her appointment by Monday February 24, 2014.
A release by the NECOM Chairman Okey Nerus said the action became necessary following what seems to be the lackadaisical attitude of some of the affected Caretaker Committee members to an internal memo dated February 11, 2014, urging them to resign their appointment by Wednesday
February 19, 2014.
Mr. Nereus said after due consultations with the various segments of the NAGAFF machinery including legal experts, it was resolved that any Caretaker Committee member who wants to contest in the forthcoming elections and fails to resign his or her appointment by Monday February 24, 2014 stands disqualified.
The NECOM boss said this new move is to give the affected officials enough room to comply with this directive.
The NECOM, however, assured every member of the NAGAFF family of its determination to hold a free and fair election that will serve as a model for any election in the country.