ASUU Election: Court to rule on July 3 over alleged irregularities

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A High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State on Thursday fixed July 3 for ruling in a suit seeking the removal of the Executive of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU) branch held in 2018.

A lecturer with the institution, Dr Chris Abakare, had sued the ASUU over alleged irregularities in its recently held election.

Abakare had contested for the position of the chairman of the union in the election, but lost to Dr Stephen Ufoaroh.

Abakare is challenging the conduct of the election, saying, he was wrongfully disqualified from participating in the process based on what he called election malpractice resulting from ‘proposed’ guideline introduced after the process of election had begun.

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Abakare, in suit No.A/295/2018, filed by his lawyer, O.M. Madukaife, contended that he was unjustly disqualified from contesting the election and prayed the court to set aside the exercise.

Other defendants are Prof Okey Agu, Dr Okechukwu Nwafor, Prof. Dennis Aribodor (immediate past chairman), and Dr Kinsley Ubaoji

Justice Peace Otti, who was supposed to deliver the ruling on Thursday, fixed the new date, adding: “the ruling is not ready,”.

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