The National Executive Committee of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON has suspended its National President, Mr Kolade David.
It said the election of David, who is the chairman of Bariga Local Government Development Areas (LCDA) Lagos State, contravened the constitution of the association.
It appointed the Deputy National Chairman and Chairman of Soba Local government area of Kaduna state, Mahmud Mohammed Aliyu as his replacement.
A statement by the ALGON National Publicity Secretary Mr Sam Ahiarakwe says the decision was due to the realization that Mr Kolade David is not a chairman of any of the recognize seven hundred and seventy-four (774) Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Nigeria as enshrined in the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
According to the statement, the suspended National President is the current chairman of Bariga local government development areas (LCDA) which is not one of the 774 local government Areas (LGAs) listed in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
It further adds that Since Bariga Local Government Area where Mr David represent is not in the said 774 LGAs, in Nigeria, he is not Qualified in the first place to have contested for the presidency of the Association.
In a swift reaction, the National President of ALGON, Mr Kolade David, describes the move as untrue, noting that the ALGON has not had an NEC meeting where such a decision was taken.
Mr David adds that the Association did not have any office such as Publicity Secretary, noting that the action could be the handwork of some individuals plotting to create a crisis in ALGON.