Court upholds Okafor’s election as PMAN President

Honourable Justice B.B. Kanyip of National Industrial Court, Lagos Division has upheld the election of Pretty Okafor as the president of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, PMAN.

The court dismissed a motion filed by one Chris Mba on behalf of himself and members of a body referred to as PMAN Caretaker Committee in Suit no. NICN/LA/632/2016.

While hearing the application seeking to set aside the recent election which produced Pretty Okafor as President, Sunny Neji 1st Vice President, Zakky Azzay 2ndVice President and Tolu Obey Fabiyi as National Treasurer respectively among others, the presiding Judge,

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Hon. Kanyip held that in the absence of any law empowering the Hon Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige and the Registrar of Trade Union Mrs. Mborgu to appoint a Caretaker Committee to run and manage the affairs of a registered Trade Union like PMAN, that the application lacks merit and was therefore dismissed accordingly.

According to Kenny George, PMAN Secretary General, the development establishes the legitimacy, legality and authenticity of the Current PMAN Executive which was elected at the last PMAN Biennial National Delegates Conference held October 4, 2016 in Lagos.

He therefore called on all aggrieved PMAN members to seize the opportunity to embrace peace by returning back to the Union as the ruling of the court is victory for truth and justice for all.

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