Court hears suit challenging NBA I-voting election
An Abuja High Court has adjourned till today (July 19, 2016) hearing in a suit by the former assistant national publicity secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr. Unachukwu John, against the association over the conduct of the forthcoming NBA general elections.
The trial judge in the matter is Justice M. E. Anenih.
The defendants in the suit are the Registered Trustees of the NBA, NBA President Augustine Alegeh, SAN, Chairman Electoral Committee of the NBA, Ken Mozia, SAN, Chief JK Gadzama, SAN and A.B Mahmoud, SAN.
The plaintiff in the suit is asking the court to restrain the 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants, their agents, employees, proxies and anybody acting on their behalf, from conducting the NBA national officers’ election by internet voting (I-voting) on July 30 and 31, 2016 or any other date pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.
The plaintiff is also praying the court to determine “Whether the NBA’s Constitution 2015 requires or even recognizes internet voting or voting over internet (I-voting) in the 2016 NBA general elections as currently proposed by the 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants.