Eko Club members on warpath over constitution review

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By Tope Templer Olaiya, Assistant Lagos City Editor

ATTEMPTS to engineer a change in one of the leading social clubs in Lagos, the Eko Club, is causing bad blood and tension amongst members, The Guardian can authoritatively confirm.
   The bone of contention is the bid by the outgoing executive to rewrite the constitution and tinker with the mode of electing/appointing new executive members. The current constitution of the club, which was last amended in April 1, 2008, is the fifth edition.
   For over five months, there has been raging debate among club members on whether presidents and vice presidents should continue to be elected through democratic systems or by means of selection by a few elders who are trustees and past presidents of the club.
   However, the attempt to seek for an alternative arrangement to the election of presidents is presently tearing the family club, established…

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