CAMPAIGN for Democracy, CD, has dismissed media report insinuating sack of its National Executive members and suggesting that the organization is factionalised, insisting the report is not only false, but the authors are interlopers who have no dealing with CD.
CD in a statement by its President, Bako Abdul Usman, General Secretary, Ifeanyi Odili, and National Secretary\Publicity & Publications Lanre Ogunyinka, said this clarification became necessary to ensure that the public was not misinformed or misled and avoid serious damage to CD’s “age long integrity and credibility before our teeming members, supporters and sympathizers, particularly soil the good relationship we have been enjoying with members of the press, of which your media organization is one Unique.”
CD noted that the “signatory to the purported release is unknown as member or friend of the organization, neither his acclaimed supporters from all the states of the federation as claimed, but, someone we could best describe as an interloper with a scandalous mission to cause confusion if not try to pull down the legacy of the organization in its entire years of democratic struggles for ulterior motives.
“Moreover, except for the recent dismissal of the former National Secretary of the organization, Obi Goodluck, and whose dismissal followed due process as laid down by the provisions of our constitution for his partisanship activities, and other scandalous offences, which he was found guilty of, apart from his self admittance of committal of the allegations, and the process, which has the total support of other Executive members which Obi Gooodluck himself obviously electorally came on board along with, and the concurrent endorsement of the Special Convention, the CD, has all these while, enjoying relative peace and unity.”
“ Consequently, we would like to enjoin the Nigeria Media and our teeming Supporters to kindly disregard such documents which can best be described as the personal opinion of the Writer and which is clearly not well thought out, nor represents the true position and situation within the organization, as there is no logical sense or opportunity for one individual from no known membership to unilaterally call a congress, nor singularly expel all Executive members in a fell swoop for whatever reason.”