My attention has been drawn to a Federal High Court judgement the former Kogi State ADC Chairman Kingsley Ogga is using to deceive Kogi State High Court, CP Kogi State, DSS and other Security Agents for him not to be arrested for being a meddlesome interloper in the affairs of ADC in Kogi State of which he is no longer a member according to AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS Constitution.
To put the records straight, the said judgement has to do with our NWC and is a declaratory judgement which gives no power to neither NWC and Caretaker Committee but ask us to prepare for our National Convention which is to be organized by NWC with INEC dispute resolution Committee already set up and for vacuum not to exist in the Party NWC is still being recognized by INEC to carry on the party affairs till our convention is finally done.
On the Caretaker Committee which Kingsley Ogga is talking about, I Elder Leke Abejide constituted it in my House in Abuja and made the pronouncement that Senator AKWASHIKI who was BOT Chairman of Nwosu led NWC as Chairman of the Caretaker Committee. Mr Dumebi Kachukwu and my humble self as the only ADC elected representative in Nigeria were there and to me I thought we had done the right thing and as such we asked the Caretaker Chairman and and Acting Secretary to write INEC for a date for them to attend our National convention but INEC said they are not recognized because National Chairman Chief Ralph Nwosu and National Secretary Alh Syed Abdullahi have not signed the letter and as such they cannot be part of illegality. The moment I received INEC reply, I dissociated myself from an illegal thing and decided to follow INEC dispute resolution Committee arrangements which will come into reality immediately after Guber primaries in Kogi, Imo and Bayelsa States.
KINGSLEY OGGA EXPULSION FROM ADC IN HIS WARD AND LGA REMAINED VALID.
Kingsley Ogga expulsion remains valid according to ADC constitution. Once a person is expelled from his Ward executives and local government area executives then he remained EXPELLED until these two organs reversed it which has not been done. NWC ratification is not needed according to our party’s constitution so let the EXPELLED person knows the Federal High Court judgement is of no effect to his EXPULSION from ADC. Even the judgement is a declaratory one without any execution order and does not stop NWC from functioning until dispute resolution Committee/NWC agreed on a date for our convention and it is finally done. Besides, the NWC has appealed the case and is currently in the Court of Appeal waiting adjudication.
I am not supporting any Court proceedings as I have never joined any of the parties but I am for right thing to be done as arranged by INEC dispute resolution committee and I follow due process as recognized by INEC.
MY ADVICE TO COURT,POLICE,DSS AND OTHER SECURITY AGENTS IN KOGI STATE.
Please check our Party Constitution vis-à-vis whatever any documents being dangling before your able authorities in order to take just and fair decision. As it is today allowing Kingsley Ogga parading himself as ADC Chairman in Kogi State when he cannot call a meeting in his Ward and local government is not only illegal but also an affront to the Law.
The Constitution of our Party ADC and full contents of the Federal High Court judgement shall be made available together with my personal letter to the Inspector General of Police for him to know that what Kingsley Ogga is doing is illegal and it should not be allowed to stand in a Country where there is Law and Order.
HON LEKE ABEJIDE,MHR