The National Industrial Court issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the conduct of state elections and the Oyo State Chapter Congress of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE).
The Caretaker Committee had constituted its congress and the election of a new executive in the state on 22 September.
However, on Friday, Justice N. C. S. Ogbuanya of the Lagos Judicial Division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria issued a restraining order against both the elections and the congress pending the hearing and determination of the “Motion of Notice” dated 15 September 2020.
The restraining order was issued on the basis of a case filed by Comrade Hakeem Ojo Oyewo concerning his “unlawful and unexplained absence” as an election candidate for the office of State President.
The court held that the restraining order remained valid until the trial and the determination of the case had taken place.
The defendants are Comrade Rufus Babalola Adeyemi, Comrade Lamidi Yunusa, Comrade Wasiu Olanipekun and Comrade Tosin Ogundiran.
Others include Comrade David Ayelegbe, Comrade Morufu Olapade, Comrade Basirat Abioye, NULGE Oyo State Chapter and NULGE National Headquarters, Abuja.