Court Stops Council Poll In Oyo
A Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday ordered that the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission to use the wards created by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the conduct of the planned Oyo State local council election.
The poll is scheduled to hold on May 12.
The court ruling is based on a suit instituted by concerned people of Ibarapa area challenging the use of wards created by OYSIEC for the election.
Justice Joyce Abdul-Malik of Federal High Court 2 in her brief ruling on the motion, granted the prayers of the aggrieved parties, retraining OYSIEC from conducting election into the newly created wards pending the determination of the substantive suit.
The interim relief in favour of the aggrieved APC members was made in respect of the new wards’ delineation by the state government.
The order also restrains OYSIEC from conducting election into the new wards.
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