Obey Appeal Court order, NARTO tells Obiano

www.odogwublog.com reports that Anambra State Council of the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners, NARTO, has urged the executive governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, to obey the order of the Appeal Court, Enugu Judicial Division, which directed that the management of parks in Anambra State should be the responsibility of NARTO.
The body wondered why the governor would continue to delay the judgment that was handed down by the Appeal Court, Enugu, under Justice Ignatius Igwe Agube and two others, since 2014; thus, using agents of the state government and independent contractors to run Anambra parks till date.
Speaking to newsmen at the Anambra State headquarters of the union in Onitsha on Wednesday, the state chairman, Nze Osita Okosieme, noted that the Appeal Court judgment which went in their favour in Appeal No:CA/E/130/2001, which judgment was dated 20th June, 2014, was ignored by successive governments which have ruled the state since then despite series of letters and other forms of contacts the union have made.
“We have been contending the management of motor parks in Anambra State with some groups until we approached the court that gave judgment in our favour on June 20, 2014, after a protracted legal battle. As owners of the vehicles in the parks, we have been waiting for the governor to give us go-ahead order to manage the parks, based on the court decision, but instead, the governor decided to make use of independent contractors and government agents to manage the parks and collect revenues. This action is anti democratic, especially for a government that should understand the place of the court and the rule of law in a democratic setting”, he said.
He recalled that NARTO had approached Anambra State High Court, Awka, and later, the Appeal Court, Enugu, after the Anambra State government had chased the union out of parks in the state and had replaced the union with government agents and independent contractors.
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