The leadership tussle rocking the Goat Meat Sellers Association Slaughter line in Mile 3 Market deepened on Friday 20 March 2020 with the arrest of 12 members of Elders Council.
We gathered that the Crisis started late last year when the former Chairman resigned due to ill health. According to the constitution of the organization when such thing happens, the Vice Chairman will act as Chairman till the 3 years’ tenure expires but the Elders Forum insisted that a new election be conducted.
Insider source informed us that the Elders Forum has been allegedly intimidating the Vice Chairman with Police in Rivers State which prompted him to go to Zone 6 Calabar
The tussle for leadership of the Union may not be unconnected to the large revenue made by the union every month/year as we gathered that members pay 200 naira for each goat killed.
And in a day we about 250-255 goats are killed. The source revealed that the Union makes at least 1 Million in two months. There is also factor of Akwa/Ibom People who are the majority in the union and Igbos fighting to control the leadership.