Maranatha University, Mgbidi, in Imo State, has debunked false newspaper publications, which misrepresented and misquoted the order made by the Federal High Court, which has been challenged by the University in a Notice Of Appeal, filed on 30th day of July 2021, at the court of Appeal, Owerri Division.
A statement signed by Elder Boniface Eze of the Information Unit of the University reads:
“Maranatha University, Mgbidi Imo state, hereby debunks the false publication made by the Plaintiffs in the suit number FHC/OW/CS/94/2020 which is a deliberate misquotation and misrepresentation of the order made by the Federal High Court which has been challenged by the University in a Notice of Appeal filed on 30th day of July 2021 at the Court of Appeal , Owerri Division.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the said order made by the Federal High Court on the 23rd day of July, 2021 reads: “That the Parties in the suit are hereby ordered to maintain the status quo as at today 23rd day of July, 2021 until hearing and determination of the suit filed on the 26th day of February, 2021”.
“Clearly, the court only ordered both parties to maintain the status quo as at 23rd day of July 2021 as stated above. The Honourable Court did not give details of what should or should not be done.
“The Plaintiffs / Applicants in pursuit of their calculated mischief have in their unfortunate publication credited to the Honourable Court with details which the Court never said.
“Most importantly, Maranatha University has appealed against the order and has applied for Stay of Execution of the Order pending the determination of the Appeal.
“The members of the public are therefore advised never to allow themselves to be misguided or misinformed on the University. Maranatha University has referred the defamatory publications to their Solicitors for advice.
“Members of the public are hereby advised to visit the University website for details on admissions into Maranatha University.
Maranatha University Website is: www.maranathauniversity.edu.ng