By Scroll reporter Lagos, Nigeria.
The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) has said that it has not been served with any court order stopping the conduct of the local government election in the state.
The Commission’s media officer, Cosmos Oni said on Monday that OYSIEC cannot act or react to the media reported interlocutory injunction stopping the conduct of elections in the 33 local governments and the newly created 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state.
Oni stressed that the commission did not have the court process and there was no substituted service as well, adding that the commission would not act on media reports.
He reiterated that the commission would continue with its preparedness and activities towards conducting a free and fair election, noting that the commission upon receiving the court order would consult its legal advisers.
He urged citizens in the state not to despair on the conduct of the election, saying that the rule of law and the provisions in the constitution will guide the commission in its activities.