A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, has adjourned the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to stop Osun Independent Electoral Commission from conducting Local Government election to September 26.
The PDP had asked the court to stop OSIEC from conducting the local government election slated for October 15.
When the case came up on Thursday, the PDP brought an application for an amendment to bring into focus the OSIEC Law 2022 which was enacted by the Osun State House of Assembly during the pendency of the suit.
According to PDP lawyer, Hashim Abioye, the suit is about the interpretation of some provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022 and the application of the Supreme Court decision in OSIEC V Action Congress vis-a-vis conduct of Local Government election in Osun State.
Meanwhile, counsel to the OSIEC, Saka Layoonu SAN, objected to the application, saying that the application was overreaching and capable of changing the complexion of the suit.
But, Justice Nathaniel Emmanuel-Ayoola, ruled in favour of the PDP to amend the application and adjourned till 26th September 2022 for a hearing of the substantive which is about invalidating the entire process in the conduct of local government election.
Meanwhile, the application for an injunction against OSIEC is still pending before the court.
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