Court hears suit chal­leng­ing NBA I-vot­ing elec­tion

Daily Trust - - LAW - By Cle­ment Oloyede

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.

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