On Tuesday 12th of January,2021, FCT High Court at 17 Maitama Abuja striked out a suit instituted by Ahmed Maiwada for and on behalf of himself against late Professor Jerry Agada and six Others
This according to a press release by the President of Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA, Camillus Ukah is a remarkable victory for ANA and a vindication of the resolve of our elders and the larger congress to walk on the path of integrity and honour.
Camillus Ukah in the press release noted ‘ January 12th 2021 will go down in history as the day the court affirmed that the largest body of writers in Africa, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), is truly illustrious- an elite body that has the uncommon internal mechanism to steer its own ship on the right path even in the face of demonic turbulence. ”
After the botched Enugu 2019 convention with its attendant toxic politics, the ANA BOT and Advisory Council took clear headed steps guided by the association’s constitution to restore what was lost to the unprecedented Enugu impasse.
Ukah noted that the association has since taken a kinetic rise in search of a better world, while some group of implacable dissidents kept fanning the spread of malicious lies about certain court order and eventual verdict that will turn the world upside down.
” This is why we see the striking out of the suit instituted by Ahmed Maiwada for and on behalf of himself hiding under the nomenclature of a fictitious Registered Trustees of the Association of Nigerian Authors against Professor Jerry Agada & 6 Others at the FCT High Court 17 Maitama, Abuja on Tuesday 12 of January, 2021 as a remarkable victory for ANA and a vindication of the resolve of our elders and the larger congress to walk on the path of integrity and honour.” Ukah noted
He said, it is now obvious that those who deserted the truth pretty systematically at the trials have conclusively been exposed by the final judgment as pathological liars.
“They had blatantly lied to all who cared to listen that the court had given a restraining order against ANA leadership thus misleading their unsuspecting followers in keeping faith with their character of lying without conscience. They even boasted to their fellow travelers, who knew little about the workings of the court that they were going to lockup some of the leading lights of ANA for contempt of court that happened only in their frenzied imagination.” Ukah said
Ukah said he hopes this judgment will finally put to rest all the raised dusts such that every well-meaning member of ANA will no longer be confused henceforth. He said the judgment has naturally defined the right passageway to the open doors of camaraderie that ANA is known for and the door has been thrown open wider now to all writers of goodwill.
The press release which was signed by Camillus Ukah and Secretary of ANA Maik Ortserga dedicated the victory to the loving memories of Professor Jerry Agada, who even in death has not forsaken the ideals of ANA.