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Osun Judiciary Workers Embark On Indefinite Strike Over Governor Adeleke’s Removal Of Chief Judge, Oyebola Ojo

The strike also followed the firing of teargas at the protesting workers and journalists by policemen stationed at the High Court entrance located at Oke-Fia area of the state capital on Wednesday.

Judiciary workers in Osun State on Wednesday declared an industrial action in the state reo register their grievances over the removal and alleged maltreatment of the state Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Ojo.

The strike also followed the firing of teargas at the protesting workers and journalists by policemen stationed at the High Court entrance located at Oke-Fia area of the state capital on Wednesday.

The Chairman, Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, Osun Chapter, Gbenga Eludire disclosed that since the government has declared war against the workers, they should withdraw their service from their respective stations.

“Following the action of the police, I, Comrade Gbenga Eludire, hereby order that workers in the sector should withdraw their services till further notice”, he said.
SaharaReporters had reported that the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) also condemned the suspension of Ojo, by the state government and the appointment of Olayinka Afolabi as his replacement.

The body of lawyers had declared that it would not recognise Afolabi as the CJ of Osun State, while vowing that it would ensure that the decision of the state government does not stand.

The State House of Assembly had Thursday, during plenary ordered the suspended Justice Ojo to step aside pending the outcome of the investigation against her.

Approving the resolution of the assembly, on Friday, Governor Adeleke, appointed Justice Olayinka Afolabi as the acting Chief Judge.

The National Industrial Court sitting in Ibadan had earlier granted order restraining the governor from removing the CJ, but the order was disobeyed.

Reacting to the suspension of the former CJ, in a statement the body of Nigerian lawyers described Ojo’s removal as unlawful and unwarranted assault on the judiciary.FILE

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