Truth can only be delayed for some time not all the time, conventional wisdom has it with time the power of truth will supersede that of lees. These most be the encourage tonic sustaining the beneficiaries of the embattled 10,000 job scheme on their struggle to get justice through the temple of Justice, National Industrial Court, Enugu.
At the National Industrial Court Enugu the noose was tightened on Gov. Rochas Okorocha’s as all his strategies and stunts to stall the substantive hearing of the petition filed by the 10,000 job beneficiaries at the National Industrial Court, challenging their unjustified and vindictive dismissal by the incumbent rescue government failed to yield anything tangible impact.
The case has entered into the hearing of the substantive matter with the taking of evidences from the claimants. When the came up for hearing last Wednesday the first witness for the beneficiaries moved to adopt his written deposition on oath.
Subsequently, the counsel to the beneficiaries, Barr. Uche W. Durueke informed the court that the claimants have brought the original copies of the document pertaining to the employment which the government is denying any knowledge and possession for the physical examination by the court and admission as evidence.
Due to the enormity of the documents brought before the court in a big “Ghana must Go” bag, the presiding judge, Hon Justice Auwal Ibrahim ordered as appealed by Barr Durueke that both parties should on their own jointly peruse and sort out those document that have any arguable features, instead of saddling the court with unnecessary arguments on all the documents, in order not to delay the process.
The counsel to the Imo state government, Barr Eddy Onyema, whose wife is alleged to be one of the beneficiaries, did not make many contributions to the proceeding. As he appeared to be demoralized and subdued by the intimidating presence of over 500 members of the 10,000 job scheme in the court room.
It will be recalled that the government in her recent amended submission/defence by their counsel Barr. Onyema denied the existence of the entire processes of the employment and the documents pleaded as evidence by the beneficiaries.
However, the presiding judge adjourned the matter to the 29th April and 2nd May for continuation of hearing.
Source: Imo Trumpeta