Why court restrained NMA from holding re-run election
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Lagos State branch, has been restrained by a Lagos State High Court from conducting a re-run election to select new officers.
The association had on July 28, 2016 held its annual general meeting/elections, which produced new set of officers. But, the National Executive Council (NEC) purportedly cancelled the election without recourse to constitutional provisions and fixed October 1, 2016 for a re-run.
In a statement signed by its chairman, Dr. Olubunmi Omojowolo, NMA Lagos explained that the election that produced the new officers was not only properly conducted, but also very successful.
“Consequently the association went to court and got a restraining order through a motion in Suit No. ID/1322GCM/16, filed by Hybrid Solicitors, counsel to the plaintiffs,” the statement said, adding that the matter was adjourned to October 11, 2016.
Omojowolo noted: “The election crisis in the Lagos State branch of the NMA, has thus become a subject of litigation as the Lagos State High Court on September 29, 2016, vide Hon Candide Johnson granted an other of injunction restraining the holding of another NMA Lagos State Officer’s Council election.”