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INEC: Osun Election Inconclusive, New Date Set

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the September 22nd gubernatorial election in Osun State as inconclusive.

The new dates for the supplementary elections will be on Thursday 27th September 2018.

The election will between the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Ademola Adeleke and that of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Isiaka Oyetola.

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The re-run election will only take place in seven polling units where the results were cancelled.

In announcing the result of the inconclusive election, the INEC Returning Joseph Afuwape said on Sunday afternoon that “Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled254,699, while his closest challenger, Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had 254,345 votes.”

“Since the total number of cancelled votes (3,486) exceeds the difference between the two leading parties (353), Afuwape said it was impossible for him to declare any party as the winner.”

“Thursday’s supplementary contest will be a straight battle between Adeleke and Oyetola, as the rerun will hold only in the seven polling units where results were cancelled,” he said.

Credit: Sahara Reporters

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