NULGE challenges court ruling on tenure elongation

Despite recent judgement of an Industrial Court sitting in Owerri nullifying the tenure elongation of the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) starting from the local government areas to the national, Comrade Richard Eze has insisted that there is no vacancy in the leadership structures of the union as the union has filed a motion on notice for an order of stay of execution of the judgement as well as appealed against the judgement.
Eze, who is the Imo State Chairman of NULGE, stated this in Owerri while briefing journalists and stakeholders at the Port-Harcourt Road state Secretariat of the union.
According to him “There’s no leadership vacancy in NULGE structures as the union has filed a motion on notice for an order of stay of execution of the Industrial Court judgement of suit No NINC/OW/36/2018 as well as appealed against the judgement in an Appeal Court of Nigeria in Owerri judicial division with Appeal No CA/OW/281/2019.
There’s calmness and normalcy in the leadership structure of the union even though the trial judge allegedly erred in law by nullifying the tenure elongation granted to all elected officiers of the union based on the doctrine of necessity and rectified through the Union’s constitution amendment during her Special Delegates Conference held in Akure,Ondo State on the 13th of June,2016 ” he informed.
The union leader further pointed out that the appeal is necessitated by their dissatisfaction with the ruling of the trial judge whom he alleged erred in law arguing that he assumed original jurisdiction on the matter and went ahead to grant the reliefs sort by the claimants – Uzoma Ekeanyanwu and others.

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