The National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) has inaugurated a four-man electoral committee that will super vise the electoral process that would usher in a new council for the institute in November.
Disclosing this to the media, on Monday, at the institute’s head office in Lagos, the President and Chairman of Council of the institute, Aare Ganiyu Koledoye explained that the setting up of the committee was to ensure fair-play in the selection of the institute’s new council.
He explained that one of the resolutions of the present council, since inaugurated in 2013, was to ensure that it provided a regulatory framework that would ensure fairness to everyone who aspires to compete for elections in the council.
‘In the last four years, we have been able to achieve that. We’ve succeeded in removing hooliganism and tantrums from our electoral process.
‘Today, the process is now more organized, transparent, with the rancours always associated with such elections in the past, gone for ever,’ he stated.
Koledoye however insisted that, contrary to insinuations in some quarters of his intention to run for another term, he would be sticking to the promise he made at the inception of his regime that he would not vie for a second term.
‘I decided not to run because I had seen the difficult times of the institute, and now that the institute is experiencing a new phase, I do not want to be part of the problems,’ the NIMN boss stated.
Unfolding the calendar of the committee to the media, the chairman of the electoral committee, Engineer Adeola Oladele stated that the call for nominations for the elections, scheduled for November 18, would commence today, Tuesday, August 30, assuring that attempts would be made by the committee to sensitise members of the institute to fully participate in this very significant event on the institute’s calendar.