The Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo has berated on of the co-founders of the organization, Nnimmo Bassey over alleged malicious falsehood.
Ojo said its co-founders in their respiration had claimed that the court ruled in their favour in a case of legitimate management of the organization despite the fact that the matter is a subject of litigation.
This was contained in a statement signed by Nosa Tokunbor, Legal Officer of ERA/FoEN on behalf of Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo.
According to him, “There are currently two legal cases between Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) led by Dr Godwin Ojo, Executive Director, ERA/FoEN and Rev. Nnimmo Bassey”.
Tokunbor said the court, “in the first case granted a restraining order against Rev. Nnimmo Bassey and his cohorts from participating in the management of ERA/FoEN and retained Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo as the Executive Director of the organization.
“The court further ordered that Dr Godwin Ojo should continue to operate and manage the various projects and bank accounts of ERA/FoEN.
“Secondly, ERA/FoEN had argued and rightfully so that the 2015 certificate of incorporation being paraded by Rev. Nnimmo Bassey and on the basis of which he had engaged in series of illegalities with regard the management of ERA/FoEN was forged and without due process as set out in our constitution,” he added.