The Osun State Chapter of Allied People’s Movement (APM) has said it would not participate in tomorrow local Government Elections.
Hon Ezekiel Adegboyega, the APM Chairman made the declaration in a statement he signed and made available to journalists in Osogbo,on Friday.
Recall that the Chairman, Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC), Otunba Segun Oladitan had insisted that the local government election will hold tomorrow, Saturday October 15.
Oladitan while featuring on radio program monitored by our Correspondent in Osogbo, on Thursday said as of today no any court order is prohibiting the commission from conducting the local government polls, saying only one political party signified intention to contest in the poll.
Meanwhile, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All People’s Party (APP) are in court with different litigations challenging OSIEC over the planned Saturday local government elections.
APM Chairman said decision not to participate in the polls came on the heel of the litigations instituted in the court by the opposition party.
Adegboyega further explained that the national working Committee of the party has instructed them not to participate in tomorrow’s local government election.
He urged all the party members in the state to stay off the polling units in their respective local Governments saying the party will know the next line of action after the polls.
“Following the directives given by the National Working Committee of Allied People’s Movement (APM) I want to declare openly that we are not going to participate in tomorrow local government election in Osun State.
“There are litigations already in the court and under no any reason must we take part in such a poll.
“I therefore urge members of APM to remain calm and stay off the polling units as the party will communicate the next line of action after the polls.”
Recall that Adegboyega became the Chairman of APM in Osun State following the Federal High Court judgement which declared Allied People’s Movement executive offices vacant.
The Court sitting in Abuja, declared the continous retention of all executive officers of the Allied People’s Movement, APM, as ultra vire, unconstitutional, illegal and a direct affront to the Electoral Act, 2010.
Jutice Donatus Okorowo, held that the holding officers of the party (APM) was against the party’s constitution, hence, declaring their seat unconstitutional and void of following due process. He gave the ruling on 20 May, 2022.
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