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Ogun NUJ crisis: Court upholds Amosu’s election

The Nationwide Industrial Court docket, sitting in Ibadan, has upheld the election of Mr Soji Amosu because the duly elected Chairman of Ogun State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

Additionally, the court docket, in swimsuit quantity NICN/IB/85/2019, affirmed the election of Kunle Olayeni because the Vice Chairman, Kunle Ewuoso because the Secretary and Abiodun Taiwo because the Assistant Secretary of the NUJ in Ogun.

DAILY POST stories that the union had been enmeshed in disaster over the election carried out in 2019.

A faction of the union in Ogun State had petitioned the Nationwide Chairman of the NUJ, Chris Iziguzo, complaining in regards to the conduct of the election.

Consequent upon this, the NUJ President had dissolved the management of the state council by annuling the election of the candidates, saying it was not according to Article 5, Paragraph 10 of the union’s structure.

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However Amosu and his colleagues dragged the NUJ earlier than the Nationwide Industrial Court docket to problem the dissolution of the union’s management in Ogun State.

In his judgement on Wednesday, the presiding decide, Justice J. D. Peters, mentioned the annulment of the claimant’s March 29, 2019 election was unlawful, stressing that it was and towards the NUJ structure.

Justice Peters additionally granted seven out of the eight reliefs sought by the claimants, whereas awarding a price of N200,000 towards the defendants.

The court docket dominated that the assembly held by the NUJ Nationwide Working Committee, the place the purported annulment of the claimants’ election was completed was unlawful, null and void.

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“This court docket discovered benefit in seven out of the eight prayers of the claimants, and I hereby rule that the annulment of their election is null and void,” the decide declared.

Whereas alluding to the truth that the Nationwide Working Committee of the union has the constitutional energy to behave on complaints arising from an election inside 21 days, it mentioned that “the Central Working Committee didn’t take the steps required till after 37 clear days from the date of the election complained of.”

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