Declare Me NUJ President, Odusile Urges Court

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IMMEDIATE past president of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Waheed Odusile, has approached the National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja seeking to be declared winner of last year’s NUJ presidential election.

In a suit filed at the Industrial Court Abuja, Odusile through his counsel, Barr. Okeke Obinna,  is querying the educational qualification of Mr. Chris Isiguzo, who was declared winner of the election.Odusile who was runner-up in the election asked to be declared winner of the October 4-5th 2018 election on the ground that Chris Isiguzo does not have the requisite qualification to contest the election.In Suit No. NICN/ABJ/312, the former NUJ President is seeking a declaration that Isiguzo is not a qualified and valid member of NUJ and therefore was not qualified to have contested or be voted for in the said election.
He is also asking the court to declare that neither Chris Isinguzo Ikechukwu C, Isinguzoro Ikechukwu C, nor Isinguzoro Ikechukwu Christopher contested the NUJ election.
The former president is further seeking a declaration that he (claimant) and not the Defendant was duly elected National President of NUJ in the election of October 4-5th 2018.He is also asking for a perpetual injunction restraining the defendant from parading himself as the National President of NUJ forthwith.An order mandating the defendant to vacate the official office of the National President of NUJ at the NUJ National Headquarters, Mabushi, Abuja-FCT and hand over same to the Claimant.An order for the Claimant to be sworn-in as the National President of NUJ with immediate effect and to take over the official office of NUJ National President.A declaration that the tenure of the Claimant shall take effect from the date the Claimant takes oath of office.The NUJ Credentials Committee had allegedly jettisoned series of petitions from one Felicia Agbo, alleging forgery, to clear Isiguzo for the election.

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