The strike by the Nasarawa State chapter of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), on Monday, stalled the local government election petition tribunal sitting in Lafia, the state capital.
The election tribunal, which was to continue its sitting on Monday in Lafia, could not sit because the union sent its members out of the proposed sitting.
Jimoh Musa, state chairman of JUSUN, who spoke through Solomon Iyigulu, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the union, told newsmen that their members could not participate in the proceeding of the tribunal.
His words, “Since the chairman and members of the tribunal are not our members, they can go ahead and sit but none of our member would be part of the sitting.
“The state judiciary management can hire people from anywhere to serve as secretary, clark and other supporting staff to continue their sitting,” he said.
He, however, called on their members to continue to stay at home until the leadership of the union directs otherwise.
When contacted, Habila Abughadaka, chairman of the tribunalc who spoke through the secretary, Isuwa Ayiwulu, said that the sitting could continue without supporting staff who are members of JUSUN.
He said that the tribunal was currently stranded and didn’t know what to do.
The Nasarawa State chapter of JUSUN embarked on an indefinite strike action on November 13 to press home demands for better welfare.