Just In: Purported Court Judgment Stopping Osun LG Election Malicious, False – Attorney General

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the State of Osun, Dr Ajibola Basiru has described news of a Federal High Court in Abuja stopping all processes regarding the Local Government Election in the state scheduled to hold on January 27, 2018 as false and malicious.

In a post on his Facebook page on Monday afternoon, the commissioner said several posts that went round the social media earlier today about the issue are malicious and concocted lies.

Basiru said neither the State Independent Electoral Commission OSSIEC nor the Office of the Honourable Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the State of Osun was served any court process regarding the LG election.

The Attorney General however urged citizens and residents of the state to disregard the insinuation as the LG election will hold as planned.

Read the full statement below:

Our attention has been drawn to a news circulating to the effect that a Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped all processes regarding the Local Government Election in the State of Osun scheduled to hold on 27th January, 2018.

The Office of the Honourable Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice is not aware of any pending court action regarding the Local Government Election at the Federal High Court in Abuja and no court process has been served on our office.

I have also confirmed that State of Osun Independent Electoral Commission is not aware of any action at the Federal High Court Abuja and has not been served with any court process.

Consequently, we have no basis to believe or give credence to the news which has not been credited to any credible information source.

Signed
Dr Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru
Hon Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice,
State of Osun.
Issued in Abuja on 4th December, 2017

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