The National Industrial Court sitting in Owerri and presided by Hon Justice O.O Arowesegbe has reinstated the sacked elected state officers of National Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, Imo State.
Justice Arowesegbe declared that the purported suspension and dissolution of the elected State Officers of NULGE in Imo State is invalid, of no effect, null and void.
He also ordered that the purported amended constitution of NULGE, 2016 is invalid and accordingly set aside, stating that the 2005 constitution of NULGE is the regular, operational constitution as at the time the cause of action arose and is therefore, the valid constitution in the extant case.
Justice Arowesegbe further stated that all actions including Local Branch elections conducted by the illegal Caretaker Committee are accordingly, set aside and nullified.
According to him, “the Defendants are ordered to pay the Claimants all their entitlements and allowances due to them within 30days.