Violence: NMA President apologises to Nigerians over conduct of Enugu medical doctors
The President of the Nigerian scientific association, NMA, Prof innocent Ujah has apologised to Nigerians over the stated clashes of violence all through the Enugu kingdom department of the NMA election that held final week.
Ujah, who spoke through a announcement, said electoral violence in any shape does no longer constitute what the Nigerian medical doctor stands for.
It may be recalled that the election of the Enugu kingdom branch of the NMA turned bloody on Thursday remaining week following the following appointment of one of the Deputy Vice-Chairman Enugu East, Dr Kinsley Ugwuonye, as performing chairman by means of a faction of the state NMA which announced the suspension of the incumbent chairman, Dr. Ike Okwesili, for alleged gross misconduct and abuse of office two weeks in the past.
Meanwhile, the countrywide officers’ Committee, NOC, of NMA has installation a 3-man truth-finding Committee led via a beyond President of the association, Professor Mike Ozovehe Ogirima, with Drs Agam Ayuk, (instantaneous beyond Chairman of move River nation NMA) and Chris Yilgwan (beyond Chairman, Plateau kingdom NMA) as participants.
Condemning the violent clashes in the course of the election, Ujah who in addition described it as a ‘display of disgrace’ said the improvement was at variance with their noble conducts and ideals.
Briefing reporters in Abuja, Ujah said the ugly and shameful behaviour of the Enugu doctors had embarrassed the entire frame of the noble profession of medication in Nigeria and the association.
“The country wide management of our association could be very distressed over the trending news at the print, digital and social media of the unrestrained activities of thugs that not only disrupted the election but also prompted the violence that ended in physical harm to many of our regulation-abiding participants and consequently portray the revered career and affiliation in a awful mild.
“it is a show of disgrace that normal state NMA election would result in enormous destruction of houses and social dislocation of the society even at this time that we are at the leading edge within the containment of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. The Enugu occasion on Thursday 6th August 2020 genuinely portrayed a awful photograph of our noble career.
“I want, on behalf of the countrywide officers’ Committee of the affiliation to publicly apologise to Nigerians and different nationals who can also have been upset on the behaviour of a few disgruntled factors during the Enugu country NMA election.
“Electoral violence in any form does now not represent what the Nigerian medical doctor stands for and it’s miles, consequently, at variance with our noble conducts and ideals.
He stated the 3-guy reality-finding committee set up by the NOC would investigate the instantaneous and faraway causes that led to the disruption of the election, identify all the ones concerned in the disruption of the election manner and recommend moves to be taken.
Weeks to submit its report. He similarly advised all the country branches of NMA who’re but to conduct their elections to ensure that the values of NMA and inalienable rights of members aren’t eroded