The members of the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil) summit released a note this Wednesday (May 26, 2021) stating that Felipe Santa Cruz, the president of the legal entity, is using his position for political ends. … Read the whole (39 KB).
The text is signed by the Autonomous Address Book for the Law, created in April this year and led by Luis Viana Queiros, vice president of the Order’s Federal Council. He is expected to run for president in elections in January 2022.
Not website the group has no member identification. As found out Poder360, m. however, the movement involves Ari Ragian Neto, deputy secretary of the organization, and José Araujo Noronha, treasurer.
Also serves as Presidents of OAB Section Offices in Bahia, Fabricio Castro; in Rio Grande do Sul – Ricardo Breuer; in Mato Grosso do Sul – Mansour Elias Carmos; in Rondonia – Elton Assis; and former presidents of the National Bar Association Reginaldo Castro, Ophir Cavalcante and Roberto Busato.
“Santa Cruz continues to use its status as President of the OAB to participate in party political rallies to stimulate its candidacy for the government of Rio de Janeiro, contrary to the basic principles of the organization to stay away from party disputes.”says the note.
The group refers to the event held on the 4th. In it, the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paez signed his PSD membership form. Santa Cruz was with the politician.
“You still doubt that he is a candidate [a governador do RJ]? “Paes told reporters, pointing to Santa Cruz. “For me, he has retired now. [à presidência da OAB] and the campaign has begun “the mayor continued.
For the OAB, this event shows that Santa Cruz has political goals. “The organization should never participate in party games, let alone be allowed to be used for its own electoral purposes. It is legal for each of us to have our party choice or to manifest it publicly and in elections, but without using it. subject to express your preferences or use it as an electoral platform “says the group.
Santa Cruz said Poder360 who will only decide whether or not to join a political party in 2022. He also did not confirm to run for the government of Rio de Janeiro, as Paes suggested.
“I will not join any party until I leave the Order. This is my grade at the end of the semester. An appreciation that goes through the drama that lives on my land. I have dedicated my life to advocacy, citizenship and will never criminalize politics. ”, he ruled.