Court Sacks Gov Oyetola Elected Chairmans, & Councillors

A Federal High Court in Osogbo, the state capital of Osun, has sacked all Chairmen of 30 Local Government Areas, 32 Local Council Development Areas, 7 Area Offices and 393 councillors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on October 15th 2022 in the state.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, instituted the suit to challenge the electoral process.

Joined as defendant in the suit are, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Osun State Independent Electoral Commission, OSIEC, All Progressives Congress, APC, and its chairman, Gboyega Famodun.

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Justice Nathaniel Ayoola, who presided over the suit while giving judgement, said the election conducted by OSIEC on October 15th 2022 contravened Sections 29 and 32 of the Electoral Act, 2022.

SIEC law is inconsistent with sections 29 & 32 2022 Electoral Act that provides 180 days notice “Notice of election is fundamental. Section 150(3) of the Electoral Act says any election conducted in violation of the provision of the law shall be invalid. I hold the view that the plaintiff has made a good case.He said: “The case is held in favour of the plaintiff and against the respondents.

He said: “The election held on 15 October 2022 is hereby declared unconstitutional, invalid, null and void. All persons or individuals occupying that offices are sacked.”


Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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