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Osun Guber: INEC Fixes Sept 27 for Rerun Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says Osun State supplementary election would hold on Thursday, 27, September 2018

According to the electoral umpire, all 48 political parties that featured in the Saturday governorship election would participate in the rerun election.

The electoral commission had earlier declared the Osun State governorship election “inconclusive.”

The declaration was made by Joseph Fuwape, the presiding officer of the election at the INEC headquarters in Osun.

At the end of the collation of votes, the PDP candidate, Isiaka Adeleke, won majority votes of about 254,698 votes while Gboyega Oyetola of the APC came a close second with 254,345 votes. Both leading candidates had a difference of about 354 votes.

“Unfortunately as the returning officer, it’s not possible to declare anybody as the clear winner of the election on the first ballot,” Mr Fuwape said.

He explained that the total registered voters in the five polling units where elections were cancelled is 3,498 votes. Since that figure was higher than the difference between the votes of the leading candidates, a re-run election had to be conducted, the INEC chief explained.

“I, Joseph Adeola Fuwape, hereby, declare this election inconclusive,” he said.

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