Court overturns order against triennial conference of Umuahia NUJ delegates
By Innocent Anaba
On Wednesday, a national labor court in Ibadan, Oyo state, overturned an ex parte order it had issued suspending the 7th Triennial Conference of Delegates of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, scheduled for Umuahia, in the ‘State of Imo.
With the development, all obstacles to the gathering of journalists in Nigeria have been lifted.
Recall that Soji Amosun and Ayokunle Ewuoso of the NUJ’s Ogun State Council are the prosecution candidates.
Recall also that Soji Amosun and Ayokunle Ewuoso, had previously obtained a provisional order in the trial No .: NICN / LA / 310/2021 against the same defendants and with the same set of facts at the Lagos Judicial Division of the National Court of Nigeria labor on August 27, 2021, which has elapsed after 14 days.
Reacting to the order’s vacation, NUJ President Chris Isiguzo, who is running for a second term, said in a statement: “To the glory of God, the e-parte order obtained by some union members in the ‘Ogun State The Ibadan Division Council of the National Labor Court of Nigeria suspending the 7th Triennial Conference of Delegates was released by the Ibadan Court today.
“With that, all charges were cleared. I therefore take this opportunity to welcome our many delegates from across the country to Umuahia, Abia State. On the whole, the union is the winner because the collective interest exceeds the individual interest.
Meanwhile, Vanguard said most of the NUJ state councils, which have expressed relief at the development, have said they will storm Umuahia for the elections.