Osun Elections: Court Bars Omotekun From Poll Duty

Kosi Uchenna

The Yoruba Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps has been restrained from participating in the Osun State governorship election, billed to hold on Saturday.

The judgment was delivered by an Osun State Federal High court that sat in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

The Court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to make use of the Amotekun Corps as part of the personnel to be deployed to provide security in the election

According to the judgment, Amotekun personnel are not to be deployed either security officers or volunteers in the governorship poll.

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The order partly read, “That the 1st defendant (INEC) is hereby restrained from requesting the deployment of the second defendant (AMOTEKUN) as part of the security personnel deployable for the purpose of Osun 2022 governorship election pending the determination of the originating summons filed in the suit.”

Speaking on the court order, Hashim Abioye stated, “With this order, it is forbidden for the INEC to make use of Amotekun as part of the security personnel to be drafted for the election.

“As I speak to you, those concerned, the INEC, police and other relevant agencies, have been appropriately served.”

Source: Dailypost

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