The illegality of Osun kangaroo local government election is a shared position of key stakeholders and threats of impeachment from a failed legal adviser can’t sustain or validate an illegally conducted election, Osun State Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has affirmed.
Reacting to a threat of impeachment if the Governor-elect dissolved the local government council, the State Caretaker Chairman of the PDP, Dr Akindele Adekunle said the councils would be legally disbanded as soon as the new administration takes over the state, asking what manner of a Legal Adviser will wrongly advised his party to toe the path of illegality.
“It is trite in law that you cannot attain legality with an illegal foundation. The state electoral commission violated its own laws alongside the Electoral Act 2022 in the conduct of the local government election. This reality is known across party lines and even many leaders within the ruling APC are opposed to the OSIEC’s action.
“Those supporting the illegal action like the legal adviser places personal greed above state interest or how do you justify somebody holding position of a State Legal Adviser, Local government party caretaker chairman and now elected council chairman for Irepodun council area. Because of his greed which has led to mass defection from APC to PDP, the so called Legal Adviser cannot rightly advised his party against committing illegality
“Aside existing judicial action, we want to reaffirm that the illegally elected councils will not stand. The incoming administration will deploy all constitutional means to get rid of usurpers who wilfully breach the law for personal greed and avarice. We will also institute necessary legal action against those who knowingly breached the laws and caused the state loss to the tune of billions of naira”, the statement concluded.
Dr Adekunle Akindele,
State Caretaker Chairman,
Osun State PDP.