Seventh Day Adventist Asks Court To Stop Conduct Of Elections, Exams On Saturdays


A member of Seventh Day Adventist Church has dragged the federal government before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, seeking an order to stop the conduct of the 2023 general election and examinations on Saturdays.

The member, also an elder of the church, Mr Ugochukwu Uchenwa, told the court that the election fixed for Saturday February 25 infringes on their freedom of worship.

Accordingly, he prayed the court to declare the day unconstitutional or in the alternative should be allowed to vote or write examination on any day of the week.

Defendants in the suit are President Muhammadu Buhari, the attorney-general of the federation, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, minister of internal affairs, Joint Admission and Matriculation Examinations, National Examination Council, West African Examination Council and National Business and Technical Examination Board.

When the matter came up yesterday, Counsel to the plaintiff, Mr Benjamin Amaefule, told the court that…

Source: Leadership Newspaper