The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Bauchi State University, Gadau chapter executive council was disbanded by the National Industrial Court in Gombe after they continued to serve after their two-year term expired.
Dr. Ibrahim Danjuma, a lecturer at the university, filed the lawsuit under the number NICN/Bau/05/2022, accusing the respondents of interfering with the union’s BASUG chapter’s election, allowing chapter leaders to remain in office, and abandoning their mandate from congress to hold the chapter’s election.
Professor Lawan Abubakar, Bauchi Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Professor Emanuel Osodeke, and the association’s chapter chairman at Bauchi State University are the respondents in the lawsuit.
The court ordered the Dr. Yahaya-led executive council to resign on or before August 16, 2022, in its decision, which was handed down on June 16, 2022, a Thursday.
The election committee was also instructed to continue the process of electing a new group of union leaders by the trial judge, Justice Mustapha Tijjani.
The National President of the Union, Professor Osodeke, and the Bauchi Zone Coordinator of ASUU, Professor Abubakar, were also restrained by Justice Tijjani from officially recognizing Dr. Yahaya and the other members of the executive council as the chapter’s leaders at Bauchi State University, Gadau.
The judge then issued a warning to ASUU’s national leadership not to interfere with the union’s election process at the campus.
According to DAILY POST, Dr. Danjuma filed the lawsuit after the electoral body failed to complete its task just 24 hours before the scheduled election day.
The national leadership of the union, which was believed to have been friendly to the Dr. Yahaya-led executive council of the institution, interfered and caused the committee to quit the task, it was claimed.