SDP: I can’t at­tend your cam­paign launch, Falae tells Gana

Weekly Trust - - News - Muideen Olaniyi

The Na­tional Chair­man of the So­cial Demo­cratic Party (SDP), Chief Olu Falae, yes­ter­day, told Prof. Jerry Gana that it would amount to con­tempt of court for him to at­tend his (Gana’s) pres­i­den­tial cam­paign launch and stake­hold­ers’ sum­mit.

Chief Falae, in a state­ment he per­son­ally signed, con­firmed that he re­ceived a let­ter dated De­cem­ber 27, 2018, from Prof. Gana seek­ing “leave of the na­tional chair­man” to “un­veil the vi­sion and pro­gramme” of his pres­i­den­tial cam­paign and invit­ing him as “chief host” at both the un­veil­ing on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 29, 2018, and at the “sum­mit of stake­hold­ers” which he was plan­ning for Satur­day, Jan­uary 5, 2019.

The state­ment read, “Ear­lier cor­re­spon­dence from Prof. Gana makes it clear that he is bas­ing these pro­pos­als on the judge­ment of the FCT High Court dated 14th De­cem­ber, 2018.”

Falae said since all the rel­e­vant pro­cesses had been served on Prof. Gana’s coun­sel, the party could not and should not at­tend any of the events be­ing sched­uled by Prof. Gana and his cam­paign com­mit­tee as it would amount to a breach of the court process and might amount to con­tempt of court.

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