Court nullifies Osun local government election, sacks all elected chairmen, councillors

Posted by News Express | 25 November 2022 | 557 times

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•Outgoing Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State

 

By JOSHUA OLADIPO

A Federal High Court in Osun, on Friday, nullified the State Local Governments Election conducted by Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC).

The Presiding Judge, Justice Ayo-Nathaniel Emmanuel, held that the election conducted by OSIEC on Oct. 15, was illegal, null and void, having not conducted in consonance with the Electoral Act of 2022.

Emmanuel ordered the Local Government Chairmen and Councilors across the state to vacate all Local Government Secretariats and Offices with immediate Effect.

He said the noticed given by OSIEC for the election was not in compliance with Section 28 of the OSEIC Act 2022.

”Section 24 of the OSIEC laws gives 360 days’ notice and also section 25 and section 26 of the OSEIC laws are also insistence with the electoral act in term of submission and publication of names .

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the PDP approached the court asking to stop OSIEC from going ahead with the election.

Other respondents in the matter include Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), All Progressives Congress (APC) and its former party chairman, Oba Adeboyega Famoodun, the Owa of Igbajo. (NAN)


Source: News Express

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