#OsunDecides: INEC Declares Osun State Governorship Election Inconclusive, Sets 27th Sept. For Rerun


A call which every PDP member have frawned on, saying its outright riging, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the Osun State governorship election “inconclusive.”


The declaration was made by Joseph Fuwape, the presiding officer of the election at the INEC headquarters in Osun State.


At the end of the collation of votes, the PDP candidate, Isiaka Adeleke, won majority votes of about 254,698 votes while Gboyega Oyetola of the APC came a close second with 254,345 votes. Both leading candidates had a difference of about 354 votes.


“Unfortunately as the returning officer, it’s not possible to declare anybody as the clear winner of the election on the first ballot,” Mr Fuwape said.


INEC however fixed September 27th September for Osun State governorship election rerun.


Due to irregularities which marred the election at some polling units in Ife North , Ife South and Orolu local government areas, including cases of card reader malfunctioning, ballot box snatching, among others, this led to the cancellation of 3, 498 votes recorded in the affected polling units.


Quoting INEC’s Standing Rules at the commission ’ s headquarters in Osogbo , the state capital , Fowape, said since the margin between the two leading candidates was lower than the registered cancelled votes , the election had to be declared inconclusive .


He stated that a rerun would take place at the affected polling units on Thursday , September 27, 2018.


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