Federal High Court in Osun on Friday nullified the State Local Government election recently conducted by the Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC).
The Presiding Judge, Justice Ayo-Nathaniel Emmanuel held that the election conducted by OSIEC on October 15 was illegal, null and void, having not been conducted in consonance with the Electoral Act of 2022.
Justice Emmanuel ordered the Local Government Chairmen and Councillors elected acrossed 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.
The PDP approached the court asking to stop OSIEC from going ahead with the election.
Other respondents in the matter include the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its former party chairman, Oba Adeboyega Famoodun, the Owa of Igbajo.