JUST IN: Sacked Osun LG Chairmen, councillors to remain in office, Here’s Why

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The judgement declaring the state’s most recent local government elections invalid on October 15 was appealed, according to the State House of Assembly, so the elected officials should be permitted to remain in their positions.

The resolution was mentioned in a statement that Kunle Alabi, the press secretary for the assembly speaker, obtained on Wednesday in Osogbo.

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Through its Executive Secretary, Adedapo Adejumo, the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission announced plans to not appeal the decision of an Osogbo Federal High Court that dismissed the elected officials of LGAs and withdrew Certificates of Return that had been given to them.


The Assembly, however, claimed that it made the decision to keep the dismissed Council members in their positions during a plenary when its Speaker, Timothy Owoeye, informed members of the results of a meeting it had with the governor, .

Owoeye also mentioned that there was a mutual understanding that the House would going forward be carried along on matters that concern the legislature while briefing Assembly members on the outcome of the meeting with Adeleke.

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In reference to LG administration, Owoeye informed the assembly that a notice of appeal had been filed against a Federal High Court ruling that had been served on the 7th Assembly.


The House decides that the matter of local government administration should be decided by a court of law and orders a status quo for all local government operations until all legal options have been exhausted.

The statement continued, “This is the Osun State House of Assembly, anything we are doing has to be to the development and progress of this state, we have not done anything wrong or foul of the law,” quoting Owoeye as he addressed his colleagues.


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“As an institution, we thoroughly examine and scrutinise everything we disseminate because, in accordance with the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s constitution, we are carrying out our legislative obligations and fulfilling our roles as legislators.

“The PDP-controlled local government was still in place and things stayed the same when Aregbesola assumed the reins of power in 2010. The local government was not abolished until all legal procedures were finished.

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