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The , sitting in , has upheld the election of Mr as the duly elected of Ogun State chapter of the (NUJ).

Also, the court, in suit number NICN/IB/85/2019, affirmed the election of as the , as the and as the of the NUJ in Ogun.

reports that the union had been enmeshed in crisis over the election conducted in 2019.

A faction of the union in Ogun State had petitioned the of the NUJ, , complaining about the conduct of the election.

Consequent upon this, the NUJ had dissolved the leadership of the state council by annulling the election of the applicants, saying it was not in line with Article 5, Paragraph 10 of the union’s constitution.

But Amosu and his colleagues dragged the NUJ before the National Industrial Court to challenge the dissolution of the union’s leadership in Ogun State.

In his judgement on Wednesday, the presiding , Justice , said the annulment of the claimant’s March 29, 2019 election was illegal, stressing that it was and against the NUJ constitution.

Justice Peters also granted seven out of the eight reliefs sought by the claimants, while awarding a cost of N200,000 against the defendants.

The court ruled that the meeting held by the , where the purported annulment of the claimants’ election was done was illegal, null and void.

“This court found merit 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 judge declared.

While alluding to the fact that the of the union has the constitutional power to act on complaints arising from an election within 21 days, it said that “the did not take the steps required until after 37 clear days from the date of the election complained of.”

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