The Independent Newspaper Publishers Association of Rivers State has suspended its chairman, Mr. Mike Chibuoso Iwezor from office with immediate effect.
Public Relations Officer of the association, Mr. Senibo Benson Finebone made this known in a statement on Friday.
According to him, the decision was unanimously reached during an emergency congress meeting of the association, following a petition against Mr. Iwezor, and a vote of no confidence passed on him by the executive members.
The statement reads,
RIVPA Suspends Chairman
The Independent Newspaper Publishers Association of Rivers State (RIVPA) has suspended its chairman, Mr. Mike Chibuoso Iwezor from office with immediate effect.
The decision was unanimously taken at a RIVPA emergency Congress meeting, following the ratification of a report submitted to Congress as a result of a petition written against Mr. Mike Chibuoso Iwezor, and a vote of no confidence passed on Mike Chibuoso Iwezor by the Executive members of the association.
His indefinite suspension is anchored on alleged gross violation of RIVPA’s constitution, illegal admission of persons into the association, administrative high-handedness, abuse of office, dereliction of duty, amongst others.
RIVPA, in a press statement released today said: “Mr Mike Chibuoso Iwezor shall remain suspended pending the outcome of a five- man disciplinary committee’s investigation”.
Meanwhile, the RIVPA congress has appointed Mr Zeismer Ifeanyi Evans-Osi as the Acting chairman of the association.
Until this recent elevation, he was the vice chairman of RIVPA.
SENIBO BENSON FINEBONE