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You Were Not Validly Elected as National Youths Council President, Court Tells Sukubo

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A High Court sitting in Mararaba, Nasarawa State, on Friday, restored the judgment nullifying the congress of the National Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN) which produced Comrade Saraigbe Sukubo as its national president.
Justice Abdullahi Ozegya, in a ruling on Friday, reversed the order made by the court on January 23, which set aside its consent judgment of December 11, 2019, on the grounds that the order was obtained by fraud.
Recall that, the court had in the December 11, 2019 consent judgment by Justice Offo Haruna in suit No: NSD/MG104/18, voided the congresses held by a faction of the NYCN in Abuja, Gombe and Port-Harcourt for being unlawful, having been conducted in violation of a subsisting court order.
In the judgement, the Minister of Sports and Youth Development was ordered not to accord any recognition to the embattled president.
Sukubo was also stopped by the court, from parading himself as NYCN President or performing any function relating to the council.
However, about a month later, two of the parties to the consent judgment; Comrades Murtala Garba and Abdulrahman Agboola returned to the court and obtained the January 23 order without the knowledge of the Incorporated Trustees of Centre for Advocacy and Development in Africa (CADA) that was party to the consent judgment.
In a ruling on a motion by the Incorporated Trustees of CADA, marked: NSD/MG104M2/2020 on Friday, urging the court to set aside the January 23 order, Justice Ozegya, granted the relief on the grounds that the order was obtained by Garba and Agboola by misleading the court.
The judge, who noted that proper service was not effected on the plaintiff/applicant (the Incorporated Trustees of CADA), he also held that Garba and Agboola withheld material facts from the court.
Ozegya further held that the January 23 order was granted by the court without jurisdiction, because the plaintiff/applicant was denied fair hearing.
He then proceeded to set aside the January 23 proceedings of the court.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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