Court nullifies Osun LG polls

A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State capital, on Friday, nullified the last October 15 local government elections conducted by the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission.

Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel, in his judgment, said the election was held in contravention of Sections 29 & 32 of the Electoral Act, 2022.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had approached the court asking it to stop OSIEC from going ahead with the planned polls.

Other respondents in the matter include INEC, APC and its then chairman, Adeboyega Famoodun.

This is just as the Osun State governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke has vowed to sack on Monday the new permanent secretaries appointed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.

Earlier, Oyetola approved and installed 30 senior civil servants as permanent secretaries on Thursday while Adeleke is due to be inaugurated as the State Governor on Sunday, November 27.

Reacting to the appointment, Adeleke, in a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, stated that any of the appointed civil servant that concedes to the appointment will be laid-off on Monday.