30th April, 2014
An Abuja High Court on Wednesday refused to grant a perpetual order of injunction restraining the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) from amending its constitution.
Dr Alabo Amabibi, the plaintiff in March filed a case seeking the court to restrain the NMA from reviewing its constitution at its 54th Annual General Conference and Delegates Congress, scheduled to hold on May 2 in Benin, Edo.
In his ruling, Justice Valentine Ashi refuses to grant the prayers of Amabibi.
According to Ashi, there is need to put the NMA on notice.
Ashi adjourned the matter until June 4 for hearing and ordered the NMA counsel, Mr Alex Akoja to file his preliminary
objections challenging the suit.
Earlier, Counsel to the plaintiff, Mr Adeshina Oluwole told the court that he had filed a motion for an
order of perpetual injunction, praying the court to stop the NMA from reviewing its constitution.
Oluwole told the court that he had also filed a motion on notice with a 42 paragraph affidavit as a matter of urgency to stop the review of the NMA constitution at its conference.
According to Oluwole, such review is likely to affect Amabibi and six others who are members of the association.
Oluwole said he had served the defendant all necessary documents to defend the claims of his client. (NAN)