Maritime Organisation of West and Central Africa (MOWCA) failed to hold its elections in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo after Nigeria pulled out of its membership.
The spokesperson of the ministry of transportation, Eric Ojiekwe, in a statement, said the clarification became necessary after a section of the media reported that Nigeria backed out of the Maritime Organisation of West and Central Africa after losing election into the office of secretary-general of the organisation.
He said, “For clarity, we wish to inform the public that the election did not hold after Nigeria excused herself from the 15th General Assembly of the body in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo where attempts were being made to accept candidates who did not meet the eligibility requirements.
“There is no substantive secretary-general of the organisation presently because of this impasse.
“Nigeria left the discussions preceding elections because as a country we will not be party to circumvention of laid down rules and extant procedures governing the 46-year-old body.”