Judiciary

Court nullifies local government election in Osun

Supreme Desk
25 Nov 2022 1:48 PM GMT
Court nullifies local government election in Osun
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Emmanuel ordered the local government chairmen and councillors across the state to vacate all local government secretariats and offices with immediate effect.

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 been conducted in accordance with the Electoral Act of 2022.

Emmanuel ordered the local government chairmen and councillors across the state to vacate all local government secretariats and offices with immediate effect.

He said the notice 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 .

Supreme reports that the PDP approached the court asking to stop OSIEC from going ahead with the election .

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

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