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Seventh Day Adventist loses bid to stop conduct of elections, examinations on Saturdays

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James Kolawole Omotoso of the in has dismissed a suit instituted against the seeking the prohibition of the conduct of elections and examinations on Saturdays in .

The suit instituted by the Seventh Day Adventist was thrown out by the on ground of being frivolous, vexatious, irritating and baseless.

The church had claimed that Saturday is its Sabbath day of worship and that fundamental rights of its members are being brutally breached by the conduct of elections and examinations on Saturdays.

The plaintiff then sought order of the Court to prohibit the from further conducting elections and examinations on the Sabbath day so as to stop disruption of their rights to worship.

However, Justice Omotoso, in his judgment on Wednesday, held that the fundamental rights being claimed by the church were not at large and cannot be curtailed by policy.

Besides, the Judge held that the Seventh Day Adventist Church is in the minority in Nigeria and cannot impose its doctrine on the majority of other religious denominations in the country.

Details later.

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