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The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), chaired by the Hon. Abdulahi Maje on Thursday sounded the alarm bells on the Hon. Faction led by Alabi Kolade David to deceive and defraud the unsuspecting general public.

A statement signed by IMC National Advertising Secretary Ashonibaire Jide alleged that Alabi and his cronies, together with ATD Global Security Services, intended to invite President Muhammadu Buhari, other senior officials and the general public to the official flag. Closing ceremony of the National Multiple Taxation Regime (NAMTAXS) in support of the National Transit Insurance Scheme (NATIS).

Alabi and his faction were barred by Judge IE Ekwo on March 29, 2021 from posing as the leaders of ALGON.

The statement reads in part: “Again, it has been reported to us that the faction led by David, unresponsive to a valid court order, continued to pose as leaders of ALGON, s ‘seizing the association with the intention of misleading and defrauding the unsuspecting general public.
“The first-hand information at our disposal duly informed us of Alabi and its cohorts’ plans, in conjunction with ATD Global Security Services, to invite President Muhammadu Buhari, other senior officials and the general public to the official ceremony of handing over the flags of the National Anti. Multiple Taxation Scheme (NAMTAXS) in support of the National Transit Insurance Scheme (NATIS).

“Although NAMTAXS is a great initiative to end multiple taxation of goods and services as well as illegal roadblocks across the country and also strengthen the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of local governments and regional councils in collaboration with federal and state governments and other stakeholders; however, those who plan to execute the initiative are only doing so for their own selfish interests as they are impostors parading as the leaders of ALGON.

“The impostors who were prevented by Judge IE Ekwo on March 29, 2021 from presenting themselves as the leaders of ALGON, an event that saw the emergence of an interim management committee headed by Abdulahi S. Maje, president in local government exercise of 774. LGs continued to defy the court ruling which by law is “contempt”, and contempt of court is punishable by jail time under the Nigerian constitution and disapproved by the NJC.

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