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Osun Decides: INEC Declares Election Inconclusive, Announces New Date For Rerun

23 September 2018 National News News

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared  inconclusive  the September 22 gubernatorial election in Osun State,in which PDP scored 254, 698 while APC scored 254,345.

The margin is 353 and the votes cancelled is 3,498. According to electoral act since the canceled votes exceeded the margin between PDP and APC, the election has to be declared inconclusive.

: Osun governorship election

INEC,: Osun governorship election

INEC Returning Officer,Prof. Joseph Adeola, while announcing the results said there are   767,955  total votes while  47,843   votes was rejected.

” The margin between the PDP and APC  is 353, and the total cancelled ballots totaling 3348 will not make any party a winner of the contest, in line with electoral act.”he said.

According to the commission, the rerun will hold on Thursday 27 at seven polling centers across four local governments . Ife north, Ife south , orolu  and Osogbo  some of the units in which votes were cancelled for alleged irregularities.

KFM Correspondent,Kayode Oyedare who is monitoring the election from Osun state said  both PDP and APC supporters are currently demonstrating against the development.

“Security officers have been strategically located to forestall break down of law and order”All the, 48 political parties are to participate in the re run on Thursday”


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BY/Kayode Oyedare/Osun


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