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Court stops Upu election

A High Court sitting in  Effurun, Delta State, has granted an interim injunction restraining the  Chief Joe  Omene-led Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, from conducting the general election billed for December  2, 2016, pending the hearing and final determination of the applicants’ motion on notice.

In  a suit filed by Jitobo Akanike, on behalf of Dr. Peter Obakponovwe, Mr. Solomon  Edojah  and seven other applicants, the court presided over by Justice Godwin Gbemre, also granted an interim order restraining the President General of UPU from “parading and/or representing himself howsoever as the President General of UPU.”

The applicants had gone  to court  sequel to the timetable published by the UPU where elections  were to come before the congress, contrary to the usual practice where the congress comes first before the elections.












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