Osun Assembly annuls state anthem, crest, flag law

The Osun State House of Assembly has annulled the Osun State Anthem, Crest and Flag Law 2012.

The annulation of the law was carried out during a plenary of the House on Tuesday.

In a statement by the Speaker of the Assembly, Adewale Egbedun, the action was taken in compliance with the judgement of a Federal High Court of December 14, 2017.

According to the Speaker, “Understanding, however, that there may be some aspects of the law that are appropriate, the House agreed that all corrections made on Osun State Anthem, Crest and Flag Law 2012 form part of the Bill for Osun State Anthem, Crest and Flag Bill 2023, sponsored by the Majority Leader.

“In essence, what the House has done, is vacate a law that had already been invalidated by a Court of competent jurisdiction, to pave way for a new law that will respect the letters and spirit of the Nigerian constitution that swore to abide by.”

The Speaker on Friday had notified the House during plenary of the decision to repeal the law.

The matter was taken to court by Kanmi Ajibola, who is now a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, member of the House representing Oriade State Constituency.

The Assembly passed the law creating an anthem, flag and crest for the state under the Speakership of Naheem Salam during the administration of Rauf Aregbesola.

Also, the administration changed the state’s name from “Osun State, the state of the Living Spring” to “State of Osun, the State of the Virtuous.”

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