Federal High Court Restrains Ministry of Sports From Conducting Election

By Tolulope Abegunde


The Federal High Court of Nigeria on Wednesday September 29 stopped the Ministry of Sports, Badminton.

Federation of Nigeria, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Chairman Election Guideline Committee, Akinlolu Folusho, Secretary Electoral Guideline Committee, Bamiduro Olu and Mr Francis Obih from conducting the Badminton Federation elections into executive office pending the hearing of determination of Motion on Notice.

This is contained in an Exparte order granted the plaintiff,Kenneth Azune to serve all defendants the Court Process in the suit by substituted means.

The Interim order by Hon. Justice I. E Ekwo reads; “Upon the Motion Exparte order dated and filed on 28 September 2021coming up today before this court seeking the following reliefs: An interim order of this Honourable Court restraining the 2st, 3nd , 3rd and 4th and other Defendants from conducting any election to any executive office in respect of defendants pending the hearing and determination of Motion on Notice. Leave is hereby granted the plaintiff to serve all the Defendants the Court Process to any adult within the respective last known place of abode or business of the Defendants.”

The hearing of the case is then adjourned to October 6, 2021

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