A state High Court seating in Port Harcourt has delivered judgment on a suit filed by Hon. Jones Ogbonda on behalf of the concerned members of Elekahia General Assembly.
In the suit, Ogbonda insisted that it was wrong for the name” Elekahia General Assembly” to be changed by the first and second defendants.
But in his judgment, Justice J. N. Akpughunum, declared that upon hearing and determination before the court dated on the 14th day of June 2017, and after hearing from T. A. Amadi counsel for the 5th defendant, M. S. Agwu, Counsel for the 1st – 3rd defendant and I. H. Okwoye counsel for the 4th defendant
Justice J. N. Akpughunum therefore declared that the consent judgment made on the 13th day of January, 1998 to the joint terms of settlement signed and filled on the 9th of November 1998 by the parties of the consolidated suit remains valid and subsisting.
Reacting to the judgment, the claimant, Hon. Jones N Ogbonda expressed satisfaction on the judgment.
Ogbonda who spoke in a telephone interview with our correspondent further gave a brief hint on what transpired between him and the other defendants in the suit.
“I am comfortable with the judgement, I am the claimant in the suit. Elekahia General Assembly cannot be changed by some self centered group.
“The Elekahia General Assembly was established in 1998 and since then, we have been working very fine without issues, until in 2013 when some group came up, trying to change the name under a constitutional review.
“And I refused, that was the reason why I went to cult to seek interpretation if it is right for the name to remain or be changed and by the grace of God, the judgement went for our favour.”
Similarly, a concerned member of the Elekahia General Assembly, Brave Wobo says the judgment of the high court still stands until proven otherwise.