The Inter Party Advisory Council, IPAC, in Osun State have rejected the nomination of Barrister Hashim Abioye has the Chairman, Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC)
The council also noted that the leadership of the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) as constituted by Governor Ademola Adeleke cannot conduct a credible election in the state.
Osun Defender had reported that Adeleke on Thursday forwarded the name of Barrister Hassim Abioye as the Chairman, Osun Independent Electoral Commission, OSIEC, to the State’s House of Assembly for confirmation.
But IPAC in a statement signed by its Chairman, Hon. Wale Adebayo and Secretary, Dr. Tosin Odeyemi, a copy received by the medium in Osogbo, said the person announced as Chairman of the electoral umpire in the state is a card-carrying member of the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP), and a serving Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Adeleke on legal matters.
The statement read in part, “Barrister Abioye lacks proven honesty to lead the commission and should therefore be disqualified by the House of Assembly.
“The brazen imposition of a card-carrying member and prominent member of the PDP in Osun State is distasteful, to say the least.
“He is legally unqualified to conduct free and fair elections in the State and we urge the governor to correct the anomaly which is a desecration of the express provisions of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which he swore to uphold.”