Court Nullifies Osun Local Government Election, Declares It Illegal

By Damilare Adeleye

The local government election conducted by Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) has been nullified by the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State capital.

In his ruling delivered on Friday, Justice Ayo-Nathaniel Emmanuel declared the local government election conducted on 15th Day of October, 2022 as ILLEGAL, NULL and VOID.

The Court held that the election was conducted in consonance with Electoral Act of 2022.

Court ordered the Local Government Chairmen and Councillors of the said election to vacate Local Government Secretariats and Offices with immediate Effect.

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