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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Stop Osun LG polls, PDP urges court

By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo


The Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo has set September 13, 2022, for the hearing of the suit filed by the Osun State chapter of the PDP of challenging the conduct of local government councils election in the  State by the State’s electoral body, OSIEC.

Reports had it that PDP in the suit is seeking the interpretation of some sections of the Electoral Act, 2022, upon the determination of which it is seeking to restrain the OSIEC perpetually from going ahead with any local government council election.

The petitioner is asking the Court to restrain APC from going ahead with the election until there is full compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022, in the conduct of the planned election.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had kicked against the October 12 local government election in the state slated  and approached the court to determine the legality, constitutionality or otherwise of the process.

They argued that going ahead with the election will violate sections of the Electoral Act 2022, and other provisions of the law and wants the court to make pronouncement that will stop the illegality.

The paying is asking the court for an injunction to stop the conduct of the election by OSIEC, which it maintained it also prayed the court to restrain INEC from being part of the illegality and criminality being perpetrated by OSIEC as the whole exercise will amount to a nullity at the end of the day.


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