CITIZENS COMPASS– TWO weeks after the Gubernatorial election in Osun- State, the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSSIEC) had debunked any purported plan to conduct any local government election in the State.
OSSIEC Spokesperson, Babatunde Fanawopo disclosed this in a telephone conversation with our correspondent on Monday, 1 August, 2022, in Osogbo.
He said OSIEC is the only authority that is backed by law to announce such exercise.
According to him, the information regarding such an exercise would come directly from the Chairman of the Commission.
Recall that the social media was awash with the purported plan by the commission to hold local government elections in the State on October 29, 2022.
However, the Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had warned the State governor, Adegboyega Oyetola and the OSSIEC against such plans in the State.
The Osun PDP in a statement signed by Oladele Olabamiji, its Director of Media, also described the purported election as unlawful, illegal and criminal.
The statement reminded the State governor and the State electoral body of a pending suit before the Federal High Court, Osogbo, in FHC/OS/CS/94/2022.
According to the PDP, the public is invited to note the act of illegality and criminality being embarked upon by the outgoing Governor and his OSSIEC, a body which it said, till date, has no legal backing for its existence.