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Onyeka Onwenu Shuns COSON Appointment: Calls Elections a Coup.

Few weeks ago, Nigerian singer Onyeka Onwenu was appointed alongside with Sir
Victor Uwaifo, Dan Maraya Jos, Laolu Akins, Sunny Neji, Toju
Ejueyitchie, Ben Ofoeze, Ossy Affason and Dayo Ogunyemi, as a member of the
newly inaugurated Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) advisory board. At the
second annual general meeting of the association held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012,
at Eko FM hall, Agidingbi, Lagos. But she openly rejected the
appointment.

According to the singer turned politician, ‘

I received with consternation the news that I have been
appointed as a member of COSON Advisory Board. I was never contacted or informed
by COSON directly until this appointment was announced on the pages of
newspapers’
.‘The idea of an Advisory Council is that
of Tony Okoroji. He raised it at the last COSON General Meeting, right before
the pre-determined election of a new board. It was not a decision of the old
board and certainly not the new one which is made up of people who will rubber
stamp his decision’.‘Ordinarily, if
properly canvassed with a sincere purpose, an Advisory Council for COSON would
not be a bad idea’,
‘As it is, the move was made to ameliorate the impact of the coup, the schemes
and shenanigans that characterised the last board elections; where people like
Chief Ebenezer Obey, Laolu Akins, Toju Ejueyitchie, Charlimo, Sikiru Agbola and
myself, all who are on the board as sticklers for due process, were schemed out
by a well selected list of voters, most of whom had proxies. Well, we are not
fooled, I hereby reject my appointment’’

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