INEC Declares Osun Gov Election Inconclusive, Sets September 27 For Rerun

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has declared Saturday’s Osun State Governorship Election inconclusive and fixed Thursday September 27th for rerun.

INEC Returning Officer and Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Prof Joseph Fowape, while announcing the results at the commission’s headquarters in Osogbo, the state capital, said the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ademola Adeleke, polled 254,698 votes to defeat that of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, who polled 254,698 votes.

But according to him, due to irregularities which marred the election at some polling units in Ife North, Ife South and Orolu local government areas, and 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.

Citing INEC’s Standing Rules Fowape, said since the margin between the two leading candidates was lower than the officially cancelled votes, the election had to be declared inconclusive.

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