An election organized by the Nigeria Medical Affiliation, NMA, led to a fiasco on Thursday.
DAILY POST gathered that the election, which began in a tense environment, snowballed into medical docs partaking in a free-for-all.
The botched train, which was held at Michael Okpara Sq., was meant to elect new government members of the NMA within the State.
Nonetheless, as quickly because the train commenced, warring teams throughout the Affiliation descended on one another, resulting in severe violence.
Policemen offering safety in the course of the election had a busy time making an attempt to revive normalcy because the docs and their supporters launched violent assaults on their members.
A number of docs have been wounded within the course of.
Hassle began within the Affiliation a number of days in the past when the State Chairman, Dr. Ike Okwesili was suspended over some allegations.
Dr. Onyekachi Ugwuonye of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Enugu was appointed as NMA’s Appearing Chairman.
In a press release, they’d accused Okwesili of unjust withdrawal of the rights and privileges of some members of the affiliation.
He was additionally accused of suspending different docs based mostly on misinformation, and was planning to barricade Resident Docs of Enugu State College Educating Hospital, ARD ESUT-TH Parklane, from collaborating absolutely within the state NMA actions.
”The Chairman, Dr. Ike Okwesili, stands suspended and has been referred to the Ethics and Disciplinary Committee, on account of gross abuse of workplace by abruptly truncating an ongoing SEC assembly the place weighty problems with withdrawal of rights, privileges, and suspension of members have been to be mentioned, a improvement that may throw the affiliation into chaos,” the assertion learn partially.
However the embattled State Chairman, Dr. Okwesili, in his defence, described his suspension as a ruse, alleging that Ugwuonye and co have been endangered members of the affiliation beneath investigation and have been working to truncate the NMA State election.