Osun Assembly overturns Aregbesola’s legacies, repeals state’s anthem, crest, flag law
Osun State House of Assembly has repealed the state’s Anthem, Crest and Flag Law of 2012.
Speaker of the Assembly, Adewale Egbedun, at the plenary, yesterday, said the decision was in compliance with the judgment of a Federal High Court of December 14, 2017.
Egbedun, in a statement, said: “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 to 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 we swore to abide by.”
Meanwhile, the General Overseer of Sufficient Grace International Christian Church, Rehoboth Arena, Okinni, Osun State, Bishop Seun Adeoye, commended the Assembly for repealing the law after 13 years of its existence.
Adeoye lauded Osun lawmakers for listening to the yearnings of the populace by reverting to “State of the Living Spring” from “State of Virtues” as preferred by Aregbesola.
He cautioned political office holders to understand that power is transient, and misuse of it might have consequences in future.
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