The Osun State House of Assembly, on Monday, challeged the decision of the state Governor, Ademola Adelek, to reverse the state’s name to status quo.
The newly inaugurated governor had on Sunday in his speech after taking the oath of office directed immediate reversal of the term “State of Osun” to Osun State.
But in their response, the lawmakers posited that the anthem, crest and flag of the state was an enactment of a law assented to on December 18, 2012, and cant just be change through order without proper consultation with the legislators.
The lawmakers in a statement on Monday by the Chairman, House Committee on Media and Publicity, Moshood Akande, said, “The State of Osun House of Assembly having reviewed the inaugural speech of the Governor and the activities of the inauguration hereby resolves as follows;
“The usage of the State Anthem, Crest and Flag is an enactment of the law and as such, its usage is a matter of law and not choice.
“The enactment “State of Osun Anthem, Crest and Flag Law, 2012” assented to on December 18, 2012, contained in Schedule 1, II, III, IV and V, which carefully details every component of this law is not in ambiguity.
“Schedule I is the State Anthem, Schedule II has to do with the State Crest, and Schedule III is the symbolic significance of the elements in the Flag.
“Lastly, while we are aware of a court judgment in effect.”
The lawmakers further said that the state would continue to be described as the “State of Osun” and “Ipinle Omulabi” (State of the Virtuous).