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High Court Blocks Drivers Union

The High Court of Sierra Leone has restrained the new executive of the Motor Drivers and General Transport Workers Union (MDGTWU) from exercising any powers for and on behalf of the union until a ruling is given on the ongoing matter between them and members of the old executive.

The matter was brought to court by the former President of the union, Alhaji Abu Bakarr Fofana, Deputy General Secretary Abdul Gbommoh Wondenga and Auditor II Ibrahim Sesay alias Coordinator on the allegation that the executive election held on 24 January 2014 was flawed and does not meet the criteria of a free, fair, transparent and democratic poll.

Granting the injunction, Justice Hon. Abdulai H. Cham maintained “that an interim injunction is hereby granted restraining the national executive of the Motor Drivers and General Transport Workers Union elected at the Quinquennial conference held on 24th day of January 2014 at the Stadium Hostel, National Stadium from acting for and on behalf of the said Motor Drivers and General Transport Workers Union pending the hearing and determination of the application”.

It could be recalled that the union executive elections were held on 24th January 2013 during which the then Treasurer Alpha A. Bah resoundingly defeated the former union President, Alhaji Abu Bakarr Fofana.

The matter was adjourned to Friday, 21st February 2014.

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