Two weeks after The Boss exclusively broke the story of the crisis brewing at Eko Club, one of the nation’s top social clubs, we have it on good authority that the palaver has worsened due to the on going elections.
Sources revealed that the battle for the soul of the Club has become political with members accusing leading members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of plotting to take over the Club based in Bode Thomas, Surulere.
The crisis, it may be recalled, erupted when some members protested the decision of the Governing Council to approve Dr Ade Dosunmu to replace the incumbent, Chief Tunde Fanimokun.They felt Dr Dosunmu was not qualified to occupy the exalted position.
The latest is that at the last AGM of the Club held on February 27, 2019, Dr. Ade Dosunmu was rejected by Members of the club when a motion was moved on the floor with the consent of the President as stated in the Constitution.
According to sources, Dr. Ade Dosunmu as a PDP member with his cohorts wanted to use Eko Club as a platform to endorse Jimi Agbaje for Governor of Lagos State.
It was further alleged that Chief Rasheed Williams(Chairman, EKO Club BOT) former Lagos State PDP Chairman, Mr. Muritala Ashorobi former Lagos State PDP Chairman, Tajudeen Agoro and Mr Taju Ibrahim, a Director of Finance and Account at LUTH were all helping Dosunmu push this agenda.
Some members told The Boss that the Club had not benefitted anything from the PDP for years despite the fact that many members held juicy positions at the time the party was controlling the Federal Government. And so they so no reason to align the Club with any party.
They told us that on the other hand, Governor Ambode of the All Progressives Congress (APC) through the effort of the current President has been of immense support to the Club and therefore, they want the Club to steer clear of politics.
They informed The Boss that they will resist the attempt to hijack the Club and ensure that a performer like Chief Tunde Fanimokun gets another term.