Waiya still in charge of Kano CSO forum, says board

Amb. Ibrahim Waiya remains the President of Kano Civil Society Forum, KCSF, the Board of Trustees has said.

The Board made the disclosure while reacting to a press release reportedly issued by some three individuals who call themselves “Concerned Members” of the KCSF.

In a statment signed on Wednesday by Alh. Hamisu Isa Sharifai, Secretary Board of Trustees, said:

”Under the KCSF Constitution there is no such recognized body as ‘Concerned Members’ that can exercise the powers of the Congress (which consists of over one hundred organizations) or the BOT.

”On the issue of the on-coming Excos election, as you all know the BOT set up a committee 3 weeks ago on arrangements for the elections, which will take place shortly. This is in accordance with the timetable for the reinvigoration of Kano Civil Society Forum that the Congress adopted. The timetable has included a revalidation of membership exercise which has just been concluded.

”Under the circumstances the BOT directs that the management team of the KCSF under the leadership of Ibrahim Waiya, should continue to do so, and the constituted Electoral Committee should go on with the arrangements for the elections.

”We call on all members who are truly concerned with the progress of the Forum to stand together as a united body, so that the elections can hold in strict compliance with the KCSF Constitution. Let us all remain resolute in pursuing the ideals of justice, good democratic practice and societal progress that brought us together.”

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