The judicial committee of GNATOC has released a statement to express it’s displeasure over the action taken by the current executives of GNATOC. It stands the Judicial committee have not been informed about the preparation as to the invitation and processes put in place to ensure peaceful congress in terms of legal issues.
The judicial committee has asked for the congress to be out on hold until further notice.
Read the statement of the committee in full below:
OFFICE OF THE JUDICIAL COMMITTEE- GNATOC NATIONAL
TOPIC: CONGRESS AND MATTERS ARISING
Good morning colleagues of the chalk and board fraternity. We bring you greetings from the office of the Judicial Committee.
It is with deep displeasure that the office is communicating to members of this great association.
GNATOC National per our constitution mandates each office and executive to provide their maximum support to the success of the association.
In view of this, as it stands the Judicial committee have not been informed about the preparation as to the invitation and processes put in place to ensure peaceful congress in terms of legal issues.
We have seen several examples of constitutional bullying on the part of the executives which sparks danger if the right thing is not done.
As at now, the judicial committee have not received their invitation letter or notice of impending congress which presupposes that they are not needed at the congress which is constitutionally inappropriate. If the executives care to, *Chapter six, Article 16 and Functions at B* of the GNATOC NATIONAL constitution states that *”the judicial committee shall have the mandate to resolve problems between and or among members”.*
As it stands, there is no such committee to do justice to conflicts other than the judicial committee should in case, cases of disputes and constitutional interpretation emanates. Then where lies the case, the committee have not been informed officially to subpoena people when the need may arise.
This is just first indication of what our dear association stands to suffer if certain people are not subjected to do the right thing.
We hope the right thing will be done to eschew any legal battle in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Among such serious repercussions is
1.The Current National Vice Chairman contesting again to be elected as GNATOC NATIONAL President.
2. The sale of nomination forms at high prices when even the constitution did not make provisions for the sale of nomination forms. GNATOC is not a profit oriented association.
3. The decision of the executive council to exclude certain schools from contesting for certain positions or contributing to discussions because they have not paid their dues.
All these and more which have been cited by members are constitutionally not right.
*So, by this notice, the Judicial committee entreats the E. C to suspend any elections at the Congress till all issues are resolved to avoid any illegitimacies.*
Judicial Committee Chairman
*OPPONG ISAAC GABRIEL*
Judicial Committee Vice Chairman