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Court nullifies Osun LG polls, sacks chairpersons, councillors

Court nullifies Osun LG polls, sacks chairpersons, councillors
November 25
13:11 2022

A federal high court sitting in Osogbo has nullified the state’s local government election conducted by the Osun State 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.

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

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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 court to stop OSIEC from conducting the election.

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Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel, the presiding judge, held that the election was held in contravention of Sections 29 and 32 of the Electoral Act, 2022.

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