Court Nullifies Osun LG Election

A federal high sitting in Osogbo nullified the local government election conducted in Osun State.

Court Nullifies Osun LG Election

The election was conducted by the Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC).

On October 15 OSIEC conducted the election across the 30 LGAs in Osun amid low voter turnout.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) won all the seats in the 30 LGAs unopposed.

Before the election, Segun Oladitan, chairman of OSIEC, announced that only one political party signified an intention to contest the election.

He, however, did not mention the name of the political party that signified interest at the time.

The ballot paper used for voting was said to have not carried the logo of any political party, and only reflected ‘YES or NO’.

However, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) approached the to stop OSIEC from conducting the election.

Justice Ayo-Nathaniel Emmanuel of Federal High Osogbo on Friday declared the local government election as illegal, null and void.

He also added that the election was not conducted in consonance with the Electoral Act of 2022.

He also ordered the local government chairmen and councillors who were sworn in after the election to vacate Local Government Secretariats and offices with immediate effect.

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