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Court restrains parallel election for Oviri-Olomu executive committee

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By Nosa Akenzua

The president general of Oviri-Olomu community, Chief John Ewenede, has obtained a restraining order against Mr Sunday Okreghe and others, against conducting another election into the central executive committee (CEC) of the community, pending the hearing and determination of the originating summons.

The case, presided over by Justice T. O. Uloho of the High Court of Justice, Delta state, in the Ughievwen Judicial Division at Otu-jeremi, as well as the court order signed by the asst. chief registrar, S.O. Ugbebor and obtained by our correspondent ordered as follows:

“According to the Claimant and the Defendants hereto, their agents, privies, assigns, servants, surrogates are hereby restrained from conducting and/or participating in the election of the Oviri-Olomu community in Ughelli South local government area, pending the hearing and determination of the originating summons.”

The case was adjourned to March 4 for further hearing.

It could be recalled that Oviri-Olomu community had, on December 9, 2020, held its election where Chief John Ewenede was declared winner and sworn in as president general of the community.

Mr Sunday Okreghe not satisfied with the outcome of the election took Chief Ewenede to court. He was, also, said to have scheduled Saturday, February 6 for another election, a situation that threw the community into confusion, hence the resort to the Out-jeremi court for the restraining order.

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