The Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State capital, has nullified the local government election conducted by Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC).
Delivering the judgement on Friday, his lordship, Hon. Justice Ayo-Nathaniel Emmanuel declares the Local Government Election that was conducted by OSIEC on 15th Day of October, 2022 as Illegal, null and void having not conducted in consonance with Electoral Act of 2022.
Court ordered the Local Government Chairmen and Councillors of the said election to vacate Local Government Secretariats and Offices with immediate effect.
The Peoples Democratic Party PDP had approached the court asking it to stop OSIEC from going ahead with the planned polls.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun has hailed the judgement saying the party is vindicated by its activism against the illegality of outgoing Oyetola administration.
Reacting to the judgement, the State Caretaker Chairman, Dr Akindele Adekunle lamented that about N1.5 billion naira deployed for workers’ welfare was wasted by the Oyetola’s administration for the conduct of the election in addition to several millions of naira illegally paid as salaries and allowances to fake council chiefs.
“We had warned against holding of that fake selection they called election. We had cited all relevant legal authorities to convince OSIEC to back out of the undemocratic scheme. The Commission Chairman who himself is a lawyer decided to act against clear provisions of the law to supervise this crudely executed lawlessness.
“This judgement is an affirmation of the correctness of many alerts we had issued in recent times. The outgoing Governor had deliberately committed a lot of infractions and lawlessness. We will deploy all legal means to correct the anomalies in compliance with public service rules, extant laws and the constitution of the republic,”the party leader stated.Follow us on social media