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Court Says No To BASUG’s ASUU, Calls For New election

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The executive council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Bauchi State University, Gadau chapter has been dissolved after extending their tenure following its expiration by the National Industrial Court with seat in Gombe State.

TrackNews Nigeria learnt that Dr Ibrahim Danjuma, a Lecturer of the University, had instituted the suit, marked NICN/Bau/05/2022, challenging the respondents for handling electoral process of BASUG chapter of the union with triviality; continued stay in office of leaders of the chapter as well as jettisoning of their mandate to organize an election for the chapter as assigned in congress.

The respondents in the suit are the ASUU National President, Professor Emanuel Osodeke; Bauchi Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Professor Lawan Abubakar; the chairman, Bauchi State University chapter of the association; Dr Yusuf Musa Yahaya; BASU ASUU excos and the chapter’s electoral committee.

In its judgment, delivered on Thursday, 16th June, 2022, the court ordered the Dr Yahaya-led executive council to leave office on or before 16th August, 2022.

The trial judge, Justice Mustapha Tijjani, told the electoral committee to start with the process of electing a new set of leaders for the union.

Justice Tijjani also put a stop on the National President of the Union, Professor Osodeke and Bauchi Zone Coordinator of ASUU, Professor Abubakar from further recognising Dr Yahaya and other executive council members as official leaders of ASUU, Bauchi State University, Gadau, chapter.

The judge then cautioned that the national leadership of ASUU against interrupting with the electoral process of the union at the university.

The committee was alleged to have abandoned the assignment as a result of interference by the national leadership of the union, which was alleged to have been sympathetic to the Dr Yahaya-led executive council of the university.

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