Court Stops Amotekun Corps From Participating In Osun Gubernatorial Election
The Osun Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps has been restrained by the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital from participating in the July 16th governorship election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was also directed by the court on Friday not to deploy Amotekun Corps for security during the election.
Amotekun was warned not to serve as either security personnel or volunteer in the guber election.
Justice Ayo Emmanuel gave the ruling a suit filed against the security outfit by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The order reads in part, “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.”
The legal adviser of the PDP in Osun, Barrister Hashim Abioye while speaking on the ruling of the court said, “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.”