MEDICAL AND HEALTH WORKERS’ UNION OF NIGERIA & 2 ORS
V.
COMRADE CHRISTOPHER UCHE EZEKIEL & 6 ORS

(2019) JELR 80393 (NICN)    
National Industrial Court of Nigeria  ·  NICN/OW/51/2014 ·  21 Oct 2019 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
HIS LORDSHIP HONOURABLE JUSTICE I. S. GALADIMA
Core Terms Beta
claimants
defendants
counter claim
3rd claimants
2nd claimant
1st defendant
constitution of the 1st claimant union
statement of facts
defendants’ counsel
parties’ counsel
1st claimant union
caretaker committee chairman
comrade omini eteng ogah
defendants’ counter claim
witness’ deposition
exhibit c1
final written addresses
following reliefs
learned counsel
legal right
majority of financial members of the said union
rules of this court
1st claimant union constitution
abia state council of the 1st claimant
caretaker committee members
chairman of the abia state council
communique of the 1st claimant
conclusion of the cross examination of the witness
conduct of fresh elections
court’s pronouncement
effusion of his tenure
executive committee members of the caretaker committee
executive functions of the elected officials
executive state chairman
executive tenure
exhibits d
facts of this case
joint statement of defense
judgment of the court
lawful secretary of the said union
learned u.o ukairo
members of the 1st claimant union
per rhodes-vivour
said complaint
sole issue
such jurisdiction
such monies
unilateral declaration
union secretary of the 1st claimant union abia state council
witness testimony

HIS LORDSHIP HONOURABLE JUSTICE I. S. GALADIMA(reading the judgment of the court)The facts of this case simply are that the 2nd and 3rd Claimants allege to have been legally elected as Executive State Chairman and union secretary of the 1st Claimant Union Abia State Council and that the executive tenure in office of particularly the 2nd Claimant was accordingly till September 2015. The Defendants however, purportedly interrupted with the Claimants’ remaining period in office by claiming to be constituted caretaker committee members of the same 1st Claimant Union by letter dated 17/1/2014 and therefore sought to usurp the executive functions of the elected officials (2nd and 3rd Claimants) including the collection of check off dues from members of the 1st Claimant Union. The 1st Defendant was purportedly expelled from the 1st Claimant Union by letter dated 4/4/2014 for constituting himself illegally as a caretaker Committee Chairman, a position which is accordingly alien to the 1st Cla…

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