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Activits urges JUSUN to suspend strike, consider 2015 polls


NSUKKA (ENUGU STATE) – Mr Bethel Ejiogu, an Nsukka based lawyer and human right activist, has called on the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to suspend its ongoing strike in the interest of the[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″] forthcoming general elections.
He made the call on Monday in Nsukka in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
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He said that some litigations arising from party primaries were still in courts, adding that it would be [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]unfair to aggrieved members if their matters were not settled before the election.
“The court is the only avenue for individuals to ventilate their grievances; it will be unfair for courts to be shut down at this critical point.
“It will have negative impact on aggrieved political party members since the court is their last hope.
“I plead with JUSUN to call off its strike considering the forthcoming elections as well as national interest, ‘‘he said.
Ejiogu urged the leadership of JUSUN to use other alternative and workable means to compel the Federal Government to implement the judgment of a High Court which granted financial autonomy to the judiciary.
He said: “As result of the ongoing strike by judiciary staff, some innocent suspects who should have been granted bail by the courts are languishing in law enforcement detentions.
“The strike has also affected the activities of lawyers in the country as lawyers depend on court to earn their living.”
The activist, however, urged the federal government and relevant government agencies to implement without further delay, the judgment which granted financial autonomy for the judiciary to avert future strike.
“Government should as matter urgency implement the decision of the court on financial autonomy for the judiciary in the interest of justice.
“Government should remember that the court remains the last resort of the common man.
“It should also realise that these are very critical political times in the country,” he said. (NAN)

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