The Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State has hailed the court judgment sacking all elected officials in the recently conducted local government poll in the state.
The Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo had earlier sacked sixty-nine elected council chairmen, citing alleged irregularities in the election that produced them.
In his ruling, Justice Nathaniel Ayoola submitted that the polls conducted by the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission on October 15th 2022 contravened Sections 29 and 32 of the Electoral Act, 2022.
Reacting to the judgement in a statement issued by the Osun PDP caretaker chairman, Akindele Adekunle, the party said the court was spot on with the ruling.
According to Adekunle, PDP had earlier warned the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission against conducting the exercise but the commission’s chairman and the Governor ignored the warning.
The statement read, “We had warned against holding that fake selection they called election. We had cited all relevant legal authorities to convince OSIEC to back out of the undemocratic scheme.
“The Commission Chairman who himself is a lawyer decided to act against clear provisions of the law to supervise this crudely executed lawlessness.
“This judgement is an affirmation of the correctness of many alerts we have issued in recent times. The outgoing Governor had deliberately committed a lot of infractions and lawlessness.
“We will deploy all legal means to correct the anomalies in compliance with public service rules, extant laws and the constitution of the republic.”