Court declare “State of Osun’’ name change illegal


Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State

An Osun State High Court  sitting in Ilesa  has  declared  that the change of  name to “State of  Osun” by Gov. Rauf Aregbesola is illegal, null and void.

Delivering  the judgment  on Thursday, Justice Yinka Afolabi  ruled that the law and its makers  were unknown to the 1999 Constitution.

Delivering judgment which lasted more than one hour,  the judge chided Aregbesola for deliberately and singlehandedly renaming the state,  contrary to the known norms and the nation’s constitution.

He also declared that the makers of the law, who are currently serving as members of the State House of Assembly, were not sworn in as members of the “State of Osun House of Assembly” but as members of Osun State House of Assembly going by the seventh schedule  of the constitution.

The judge said that since the creation of the state in…

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