Court Stops Island Club Election


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Friday restrained the Island Club and its electoral commission from conducting election into the office of chairman of the club.

The court said the club could go ahead with the election into other offices.

The presiding judge, Justice Okechukwu Okeke, noted that Prince Ademola Dada, who is at the centre of the case, was not in court because he has not been served with court process.

However, the court ordered that Dada must appear unfailingly before it on 6 June, 2012 and that the court bailiff and police should serve the Island Club with court papers.

The Island Club, Lagos, a foremost social club in Lagos had postponed its election many times because of crisis that has engulfed it since 2010.

In the latest action, a member, Mr. Tunde Oduwole approached the court praying it to stop the election slated for Friday because by virtue of the constitution, Prince Ademola Dada who had been suspended twice by the Island Club does not qualify to contest the post of chairman of the club.

—Akin Kuponiyi

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