18th February, 2011
Against all odds, the President of Performing Musiciansâ€™ Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Admiral Dele Abiodun, finally resumed at the associationâ€™s secretariat on Teusday, 15 February, 2011.
Investigations revealed that Abiodun was initially prevented by a group of musicians, allegedly led by the associationâ€™s former Second Vice President, Dr. Zimakoy Ibezim, but later gained access into the premises when top members protested.
Further investigations revealed that Ibezim, who was not satisfied with the development later reported the incident at the MAAN Centre Police Station, Ikeja, Lagos.
At the station, the Divisional Police Officer was said to have educated the artistes that since an election had been conducted in accordance with the constitution of the association, any warring party should seek redress in the law court, while enjoining all parties involved to maintain peace and be of good behaviour.
Meanwhile, the Chief Tony Okoroji-led group of young artistes held a meeting with Dele Abiodun on the probability of taking over the running of the association by Eldee, Sunny Neji, Efe Omorege and others.
A source who attended the meeting told P.M. Entertainment that after a long deliberation, Abiodun told those present that the PMAN constitution is supreme and that the status quo must be maintained.
â€œI sense so much arrogance in the air. Without yesterday, there will not be today and without today, there will not be tomorrow. So for the young to grow, they must learn through the process. On PMAN constitution I stand,” he was reported to have said.