With the Indepedent National Election Commission (INEC) about to formally announce the results of Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State, CHECKPOINTCHARLEY has been informed that a re-run will be needed to determine between Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Ademola Adeleke and the All Progressives Congress (APC) rival, Gboyega Oyetola who won the the contest, already dubbed as one of the closest in Nigerian political history.
After the collation of results, PDP’s Adeleke won majority votes of about 254,698, while Oyetola of the APC came a close second with 254,345 votes.
According to electoral rules, a re-run election can be declared if the margin of victory in an election is lower than the votes cancelled.
In the Osun governorship election, thousands of votes were declared invalid in various local governments while the vote difference between the leading candidates was less than a thousand.
However, a rerun will be held in only affected areas where elections were cancelled.