The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Association of Medical Laboratory Technicians and Assistant of Nigeria (AMELTAN), has ordered the dissolution of its structures across the 36 states of the federation.
The association has, therefore, mandated the National Vice Presidents (NVPs) in the six geopolitical zones to coordinate, organised and conduct elections in the states within the next three months.
The Spokesman of the group, Comrade Akinwumi Kazeem, disclosed that at a media briefing in Abuja, weekend.
According to him, the decision to dissolve the structures was the outcome of the National Working Committee meeting which was held in Abuja, few days ago.
“In the interim, the NWC has approved the appointment of a three-member caretaker committee for the administration of governance at all the states levels for continuity.
“The NWC in session upholds the commitment of the Chief Emmanuel Isijana Samuel-led leadership towards an accelerated growth of the association. Towards enhancing sustenance of this, the meeting adopted a blue print for a more focused administrative operation,” he said.
The group however, frowned at what it described as an illegal meeting held in Kano by some ‘disgruntled’ members of the association.
While clarifying the issues raised by ‘disgruntled’ members which they claimed were their grievances, the AMELTAN Spokesman said: “The Association of Medical Laboratory Technicians and Assistants of Nigeria as a registered organization under the laws of our land is governed by her constitution and recognized administrative organs where there is no provision for a regional or national progressive forum (as was tagged by the organisers), we therefore, wish to bring to the foreknowledge of the public specifically, the MHWUN, the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria and our teaming membership that, the above meeting was an illegal assembly and the outcome thereof should be regarded as a product of illegality.
“Pertinent to submit further that the organisers and players of the Kano meeting are consistently committed to pull down the Chief Emmanuel Isijana Samuel-administration.
“Their activities are dated as far back as 2013, 2015, and 2019. The MHWUN and the MLSCN had to intervene at all the stages as mediators for peace to reign.
“The claim by the group that the leadership of AMELTAN has been dominated by the southern part of the country is not only false but a clear tactics to establish grounds for cheap sympathy. The present national leadership of AMELTAN has a ratio of 7:7 with both the north and south maintaining equal proportions.
“The NWC in very strong terms condemn the activities of the organisers and partakers of the Kano forum and call on all teaming members of the association to disregard and disassociate themselves with any group operating at variance with the constitution of AMELTAN.”
Speaking, the AMELTAN President, Samuel Isijana, explained that in an effort to maintain peace, the NWC has constituted a post election reconciliation committee to address all grievances arising from the election.
“We have set up committee to look at post election issues. The other group are accusing us that the entire EXCOs are from the South, which is not true. The national Deputy president is from the North, the Secretary General is from the north and national treasurer is in the north.
“So, saying that all the positions are dominated by the southerners is totally false.
“We want to inform the public that the information that the purported group dished out during their meeting in Kano is not true,” Isijana explained.