12th November, 2010
Resolution of the long drawn internal crisis rocking the prestigious elite club,Â Island Club, Lagos, appears far off, as warring members brace up for the finalÂ onslaught on the soul of the club.
While some members led by the General Secretary of the club, Mr. Oluwole Iyamu andÂ the Assistant General Secretary, BarristerÂ Flavius Akerele, have fixed Monday, 22Â November for an extra-ordinary general meeting of the club to resolve the lingeringÂ crisis and set in motion processes to elect new executives to run the club, theÂ incumbent chairman, Chief Olufemi Adeniyi-Williams and his supporters have askedÂ members to ignore the notice.
Chief Adeniyi-Williams, in an advertorial, disclosed that no unauthorisedÂ extra-ordinary general meeting of the club will hold until an appeal filed by anÂ aggrieved member on the crisis rocking the club at the Court of Appeal is decided.
The clubâ€™s general secretary and his supporters who had earlier fixed today forÂ their extra-ordinary general meeting, but shifted it to 22 November, due to theÂ suspended strike and the Eid-el-kabir celebration, however, insisted that theÂ meeting will hold irrespective of the pending matter at the Appeal Court.
In his advertorial, Mr. Iyamu declared that the requirements for the extra-ordinaryÂ general meeting of the club under Rule 13 of â€œour constitution have been met andÂ fully complied with.
â€œDespite the empty threats and attempts to dissuade our members otherwise, theÂ extra-ordinary general meeting will hold and it is the members of the Island ClubÂ who, ultimately will decide the fate of their club and not a self-serving minorityÂ clique.â€
â€” Lanre Babalola