Court Dismisses Adventist Church’s Suit To Stop Elections, Exams On Saturdays

Nigerian Court Dismisses Adventist Church’s Suit Seeking To Stop Elections, Exams On Saturdays

The court described the claim filed against the Nigerian Government as “frivolous, vexatious, bothersome, and unjustified.”

A lawsuit filed by a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Nigeria, Ugochukwu Uchenwa, seeking the prohibition of the conduct of elections and examinations on Saturdays in Nigeria has been dismissed by Justice James Kolawole Omotoso of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The court described the claim filed against the Nigerian Government as “frivolous, vexatious, bothersome, and unjustified.”

The church stated that Saturday is its Sabbath day of worship and that the conduct of elections and tests on Saturdays are a terrible violation of its members’ fundamental rights.

The plaintiff  then requested  that the court  prohibit  the Federal  government  of Nigeria  from  conducting future  elections  and examinations  on the sabbath in order  to prevent  disruption  of their right to worship

However, in his decision on Wednesday, Justice Omotoso ruled that the church’s fundamental rights were not at large and could not be limited by Government policies.

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