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Court restrains Obaseki from mandating Edo residents to take COVID-19 vaccine

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A Federal Excessive Court docket sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, has granted an ex parte order restraining the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, and the Edo State Authorities from mandating all of the residents of the state to get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19.

The governor had introduced that the state authorities will from September 1st start restriction of residents who don’t present their COVID-19 vaccination certificates from public locations, together with banks, worship centres and others.

The choice of the governor comes because the instances of coronavirus within the state proceed to rise.

However counsel to the plaintiff, Echezona Etiaba (SAN), in his argument on the motions filed by Charles Osaretin in opposition to the Governor of Edo State and 5 others urged the court docket to direct events to take care of established order pending the listening to and dedication of the movement on discover.

Etiaba additionally requested the court docket to grant the go away to serve the respondents by way of substituted means by publishing the court docket processes on a nationwide every day circulating in Nigeria.

The presiding choose, Justice Adamu Turaki Mohammed, in his ruling, granted the ex parte orders and adjourned until the tenth of September, 2021, for listening to of the substantive movement.

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