Gubernatorial candidate of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Ogun State, Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi has demanded a the sum of N50m from Dana Air over what he described as breach of contract.
Ajadi contested the last gubernatorial election held on Saturday, 18th March 2023 in the state.
The NNPP candidate has however said that he is demanding a sum of N50m from the airline company over what he described as breach of contract.
Ajadi maintained that he secured the ticket of the airline company to board a flight from Abuja to Lagos Friday night, but the airline failed to fly them as scheduled.
He added that he was one of the stranded passengers on Friday in Abuja.
Ajadi said that he alongside other passengers expected to be airlifted by Dana flight 356, via its aircraft 9J but the aircraft failed to arrive.
He further alleged that there was neither a genuine concern nor explanation by the airline management.
He alleged that he missed an important business meeting in Abeokuta as a result of the missing flight.
He said that he is demanding a sum of N50m as damages from the company over what he called breach of contract.
The NNPP candidate explained that the airline company has breached its duties under the civil aviation Act of 2006 and all other conventions which are all domesticated in the country.
He called on the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and other relevant agencies to wade in.
He advised the NCAA to wade in so as to ensure that airlines live up to expectations of the passengers.
He said, “This act of negligence and breach of contract has made me unable to meet an important business meeting scheduled for Abeokuta.
Ajadi said, “The Dana Air management not only failed to board us; we were left unattended to for hours, making us lose valuable meetings and keeping us out in the dark, stranded, no food, worse, causing someone to loss millions in contract. This is not acceptable.
“With this, it has breached its duties under the civil aviation Act of 2006, Warsaw convention of 1929 and Montreal convention of 1999 which are all domesticated and applicable in Nigeria,
“I am demanding fifty million naira (N50,000,000. 00) damages for making me miss the scheduled business meeting in Abeokuta”.