INEC announces date for Osun governorship rerun

By Editor on 23/09/2018

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Adeleke and Oyetola
Adeleke and Oyetola

Having declared the governorship election in Osun State inconclusive, the Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed September 27th for the rerun. 

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ademola Adeleke, had polled 254,698 votes to defeat that of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, who polled 254,345 votes.

However, 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, the Returning Officer and Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Prof Joseph 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.

 

Posted 23/09/2018 9:34:18 PM

 

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