The Osun State House of Assembly repealed the 2012 Osun State Anthem, Crest, and Flag Law. During plenary on Tuesday, the Speaker of the Assembly, Adewale Egbedun, stated that the move was conducted in accordance with a December 14, 2017 Federal High Court decision.
“Understanding, however, that some aspects of the law may be appropriate,” the Speaker added, “the House agreed that all corrections made to 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 invalidate a law that had already been invalidated by a Court of competent jurisdiction in order to pave the way for a new law that will respect the letters and spirit of the Nigerian constitution that it swore to uphold.”
Mr Kanmi Ajibola, now a member of the House representing Oriade State Constituency, had taken former governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration to court over the creation of the state’s anthem, flag, and crest.
The administration also changed the name of the state from “Osun State, the State of the Living Spring” to “State of Osun, the State of the Virtuous,” which has since been repealed.
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