Court Rejects Attempt To Stop Saturday Elections And Exams

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
1 Min Read

Justice James Kolawole Omotoso of the Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected a lawsuit filed against the Federal Government. The lawsuit aimed to stop elections and exams from taking place on Saturdays in Nigeria.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church of Nigeria brought the lawsuit, but it was dismissed by the Judge on Wednesday for being frivolous and without merit.

The church argued that Saturday is their day of worship and that holding elections and exams on that day violates the rights of its members.

The plaintiff requested the Court to order the Federal Government to stop scheduling elections and exams on Saturdays.

Justice Omotoso ruled that the church’s fundamental rights were not absolute and could be restricted by government policies.

The judge noted that the church is a minority in Nigeria and cannot enforce its beliefs on the majority of other religious groups in the country.

The Church’s legal representative stated that they plan to appeal the decision.

Share This Article
By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.