Falae, Jerry Gana lock horns

Chief Olu Falae

By Chioma Ugboma

The Prof. Jerry Gana Presidential Marketing campaign Staff, often called G19, has dismissed the order of the Nationwide Chairman of the Social Democratic Get together (SDP), Chief Olu Falae.

Falae on Friday appealed to all members of the occasion to not attend any of the occasions being scheduled by Prof. Gana and his Presidential marketing campaign committee pending the end result of the attraction within the earlier judgement.

In a swift response to Falae’s order, Dr Ike Neliaku, the G19/Gana Marketing campaign Director-Basic, mentioned: “ The Gana Presidential Marketing campaign practice is ready to go away the station tomorrow December 29 (Saturday), and can run swiftly to redeem the time and arrive its vacation spot efficiently and unhindered.’’

The workforce mentioned it was going forward with its deliberate graduation of Gana’s 2019 election marketing campaign.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) recollects {that a} Federal Excessive Courtroom in Maitama, Abuja on Dec. 14, declared that Gana and never Mr Donald Duke, was the rightful Candidate of the Social Democratic Get together (SDP) for the 2019 election.

Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf had held that the rules contained within the occasion’s structure have been binding on each member and have to be obeyed.

The decide held that the zoning and rotation method as contained within the occasion’s structure stipulated that each the chairman of the occasion and the flag bearer shouldn’t come from the identical zone.

“Due to this fact, all of the media organizations and company invited to the Media Presentation are joyfully anticipated to be on the Ladi Kwali Convention Centre, Sheraton Resort and Towers Abuja by 11.30 a.m.,” Neliaku mentioned in a press release in Lagos.

He mentioned that they have been ready to win the election and assist different critical candidates of the occasion to win their elections as nicely.

“We didn’t search the occasion tickets to change into retailers and merchants, we’re too critical a group of individuals to interact in such.

By the grace of God, we’re working the race to win and decided to safe resounding victories for the Get together.

“ Contemplating the unmitigated embarrassment and sliding fortunes of the occasion within the final three months, I’m wondering if it’s not time for almost all of occasion devoted who love the SDP to come up and rescue her from the tyranny of the minority who’ve acquired a mandate from exterior of the arty hierarchy to muscle and cage the elegant stallion,” he mentioned.

The DG defined that following the Excessive Courtroom Judgment in favour of Prof. Gana because the 2019 Presidential Candidate of the SDP, and within the spirit of “our avowed dedication to Get together Structure, Gana wrote the Nationwide Chairman on Dec. 17 to tell him of the judgment and sought viewers on Dec. 19 to temporary the Nationwide Working Committee (NWC) on the agenda and roadmap of his marketing campaign thrust.

” The Nationwide Chairman, by way of the Deputy Nationwide Chairman South, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, responded on December 18, conveying his incapacity to be in Abuja as requested.

“On December 19, Prof Gana personally submitted his nomination kind to the Get together which was acquired by the Deputy Nationwide Chairman (North), Dr Abdul Isiaq and different members of the NWC on behalf of the occasion for onward transmission to INEC, in keeping with the court docket Judgment and order.

Prof. Jerry Gana, ex-Info minister

“Dr Isiaq introduced on the public event that the occasion will obey the court docket order. To our shock, we perceive that the nationwide chairman, on the final minute, instructed the occasion to not proceed with the shape to INEC, which is a flagrant disobedience to the court docket judgment.

“After ready for about 10 days with none info from the nationwide chairman on shifting ahead, and being underneath large strain to begin campaigns within the gentle of restricted time, Prof Gana wrote a second letter dated Dec. 27.

The letter notified the Nationwide Chairman of his intention to unveil his marketing campaign imaginative and prescient to the Media on Dec. 29, and meet with Stakeholders on Jan. 5, 2019.

Whereas anticipating the nationwide chairman’s response to the letter, our consideration was this afternoon drawn to a press assertion reportedly issued by the nationwide chairman, on the subject material of our letter.

“To say the least, we’re shocked on the nationwide chairman’s sudden shift of place, after making dedication to each our candidate and different reputable stakeholders, that as Social Democrats he and by extension, the occasion, have been obliged to obey the court docket judgment and orders; and would expectedly work with the place of the court docket.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the reliefs granted in consequence of our case by the FCT Excessive Courtroom are all declaratory, which might solely be vitiated by a opposite judgment of an attraction court docket.

“It speaks volumes that our Nationwide Chairman would like an Attraction course of, but to begin and decided, in complete disregard to a subsisting legitimate judgment and order by a court docket of competent jurisdiction.

”We’ve consulted with different leaders of the Get together who characterize about 90% of each the NWC and the NEC of the Get together, and arrived on the conclusion that the views of the Nationwide Chairman should not in tandem with the bulk.

“ Unequivocally because the DG of G19, we are going to reasonably stand with the Rule of Regulation, which is a cardinal factor of our marketing campaign thrust and our nice occasion,” he added. (NAN)

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