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Breaking: INEC Declares Osun Election Inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the just concluded governorship election in Osun State, inconclusive.

The reason adduced was for the tin margin in the victory line between the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the runner up, the All Progressives Congress, APC, even as there were some voting cancellations in some polling booths across the state.

In the counted votes, the PDP coasted home with 254,698 votes while the APC trailed closely with 254,345 votes.

INEC announced that 3,498 votes are hanging in the areas where votes were cancelled and as such were not counted due to one problem or the other.

According to INEC, a new date would be fixed for rerun elections in those polling booths where elections could not hold due to electoral process hitches.

There has been relative calm since the announcement was made, despite that one of the affected candidates, Ademola Adeleke of the PDP, has forewarned INEC not to toy with the idea of a rerun, saying a winner had to be announced from the Saturday election

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