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Just in: Adeleke suspends Osun electoral commission boss, six others not in office

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has suspended the state’s Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) chairman, Segun Oladitan, and six other members of the commission indefinitely over allegations bordering on absenteeism, financial impropriety and others.

The six members suspended by the governor were Yusuf Oyeniran, Suibat Adubi, Yinka Ajiboye, Abosede Omibeku, Dosu Gidigbi and Wahab Adewoyin.

Other allegations leveled against the OSIEC members were dereliction of duty and abuse of office privilege during the under the former governor, Adegboyega Oyetola’s administration

The suspension of the commissioners was announced on Monday through a statement released by the Secretary to the State Government, Tesleem Igbalaye.

In a bid to prevent any vacuum in governance, the governor has appointed the Secretary to the Commission to oversee OSIEC operations.

According to the statement, “This suspension is sequel to several petitions bothering on financial impropriety, dereliction of duty, absenteeism and abuse of office against the said Chairman and members of the Commission.

“Pending the outcome of investigation into the allegations against the suspended Chairman and members of the Commission, the Secretary to the Commission shall hold forth in running the affairs of the Commission”, the statement affirmed.

They were suspended barely 24 hours after the governor assumed office.

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