The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared all the chairmanship and councillorship seats in Saturday’s Osun Local Government election.
Naija News reports that the APC candidates who took part in the just concluded local council election were declared elected unopposed. The Chairman of the Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC), Segun Oladitan, said this in Osogbo while presenting Certificates of Return to all the winners in the local government election on Sunday. The OSIEC chairman said the candidates were declared winners having fulfilled necessary constitutional and electoral requirements. Oladitan said that a day before the election, the Commission ensured there was no subsisting legal inhibition restricting it from conducting the exercise. Speaking on vote apathy, he noted that political parties who fail to sensitize and mobilize the electorate for election should be blamed for the phenomenon and not the election management body. In their remarks, some of the newly elected chairmen and councilors promised to reciprocate the confidence reposed in them by members of their respective councils and wards.
Ihedioha Speaks On Asking AGF Malami To Continue To Detain Nnamdi Kanu
A former governor of Imo State and ex-Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha has distanced himself from a purported letter allegedly written to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, requesting the continued detention of the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Recall that an Appeal Court had last week discharged the IPOB leader, ordering his release from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) and faulting his extraordinary rendition from Kenya by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Reports had emerged claiming Ihedioha, a close ally to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, had asked AGF Malami not to release the pro-Biafra activist from DSS detention. Reacting in a swift statement titled, ‘Ihedioha Speaks: When Silence is not Golden’, the former governor denied involvement, link, or writing any such letter. While describing it as the handwork of mischief makers, Ihedioha said that the report involving him in the purported letter was aimed at discrediting and making him look ordinary before the people of Imo State.
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