Osun Elections 2018: Rerun Likely As PDP Leads APC In Narrow Margin

Baring any unforeseen circumstance, there might be a rerun in the just concluded governorship election in Osun State.

From the results announced so far by INEC, the two main contenders, Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party and Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are running neck-at-neck.

The results obtained by our reporter so far showed that the PDP candidate is leading with just 910 vote margin.

According to the statistics of the results, the margin between the winner and the second runner in the contest would be far below the total cancelled votes in any way the arithmetic goes.

DAILY POST learnt that going by the intent and letter of the electoral law, the margin between the winner and the second runner must not less than the aggregate of the cancelled votes.

As the results of the election stand, the total number of cancelled votes is far above the accrued margin between the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and that of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Although, an agent of the PDP, Mr Dele Adeleke has complained about discrepancies in the allocated votes to his party in Ayedaade Local Government, claiming a total of 1000 votes are missing.

He also identified discrepancies in the figures allocated to APC in Olorunda Local Government, saying instead of 14, 254 votes scored by three party, INEC announced 16,254, citing discrepancy of 2000 votes.

As over three millions people in the state patiently await the announcement of the final results with by INEC with anxiety, the political atmosphere has been observed to be relatively calm and peaceful.


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