Ogun NNPP Threatens To Sue OGSIEC Over APC's Delayed Councillorship List - EDU-BIZNEWS


Sunday, June 20, 2021

Ogun NNPP Threatens To Sue OGSIEC Over APC's Delayed Councillorship List

New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP) in Ogun State has threatened a legal action against the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission OGSIEC, if the electoral body continues to tolerate what it described as act of impunity by the ruling All Progressives Congress APC whose councillorship list has continued to delay the screening process for the July 24 councils'poll in the state

The State Chairman of the party, Comrade Olaposi Oginni who issued the warning in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abeokuta, asked the Mr. Babatunde Osibodu led OGSIEC to be above board as an unbiased electoral agency and stay clear of the Ogun State APC act of impunity as far as 2021 LG ELECTION is concerned.

The delay in the release of APC councillorship candidates list according to Oginni, has technically rule out the party's Candidates out of the poll, for sending the list out of the OGSIEC stipulated guidelines and time table for the excercise 

NNPP added that as a major stakeholder in the state, it could no longer watch what described as arrogance of APC as regards its primaries and nomination of Candidates for the councils'poll

The statement further reads in parts
"The NNPP as a stakeholder in Ogun State Politics watched with keen interest the display of arrogance by APC and Governor DAPO ABIODUN'S usurpation of the franchise of the members of APC as regards the Primaries and nomination of Candidates for the Coming LG Polls" .

"It's on record that Ogun APC did not conduct any Primary as stipulated by the APC Constitution and OGSIEC Guidelines and Time Table for the July 24th LG ELECTION"the party alleged .

"In the same vein, Ogun APC under the watch of Gov. Dapo Abiodun refused to submit any Councilorship Candidate name for screening by OGSIEC till Saturday 19th of June 2021 against the last day of OGSIEC Extension of Friday 18th of June 2021".

"Recognising the precarious situation the OGSIEC Chairman and Board members found themselves by the impunity and non- compliance of APC as a ruling party, the Ogun State NNPP hereby call on Mr. Babatunde Osibodu's led OGSIEC to sum up Courage and stop unnecessary extension of dates and bending of rules to accommodate an unwilling horse like APC".

"It's obvious that the Dapo Abiodun's led APC is not ready to participate in this Local Government Election with due respect to the OGSIEC Guidelines and the Constitution of APC." .

 "It's very clear that Ogun APC Councilorship Candidates by the Guidelines and extended Timetable are technically ruled out of time for it's failure to conform and respect the Guidelines and Timetable of the Commission".

"We hereby call on Mr. Babatunde Osibodu's led Commission to go ahead with the processes and programmes of a Credible LG ELECTION without further delay as an unbiased umpire."

"An endless waiting for the Dapo Abiodun's APC submission of Councilorship Candidates and screening will continue to dislocates the Commission's Guidelines and Timetable that will consequently put the Commission in a bad light that may eventually tarnish it's integrity and image".

"The Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission is therefore requested to live above board by making sure that the Names of the Councilorship Candidates of APC who by today are already technically ruled out of time are no longer accepted by OGSIEC.... Recognising the fact that No Governor or Individual nor APC is bigger than the Constitution and an institution like OGSIEC".

"Any attempt by OGSIEC to Compromise with Dapo Abiodun's APC on this matter shall surely lead to a fiery Legal Action"

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