By Charlse Kumolu
LAGOS—A LAGOS High Court has restrained the newly elected executive council of Auto Spare Parts & Machinery Dealers Association, ASPMDA, Trade Fair Complex, from being sworn into office, following alleged controversies that trailed the election of the officials.
It also mandated the Chief Anthony Ughawu-led executive to hand over to The Registered Trustees of Auto Spare Parts & Machinery Dealers Association pending the determination of the substantive suit on September 6, 2014.
In a ruling on motion exparte, brought by James C. Umeji, Ngozi Emechebe and Okwudili C. Chukwuma against The Registered Trustees of Auto Spare Parts & Machinery Dealers Association, Justice S. S. Ogunsanya of Lagos High Court on August 7, restrained the newly elected executives from being sworn into their respective offices until the determination of the substantive suit.
The judgment reads: “ Upon this motion exparte coming up before this Honourable Court today, the 7th of August, 2014 on behalf of the claimants for an order of interim injunction restraining the defendants, their servants, agents, privies, cohorts and other persons from swearing into the office of the 4th defendant and other purportedly newly elected executives on the 11th August, 2014.