The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed a date for rerun elections to conclude the Osun state governorship election that started on Saturday but was declared inconclusive on Sunday.
The Returning officer of the governorship election, Joseph Afuwape, had declared the election inconclusive after the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke polled 254,698 to beat his closest rival in the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Adegboyega Oyetola, who polled 254, 345 votes by 353 votes.
Afuwape said he could not declare a winner that since the difference between the two leading parties was just 353 votes, which was lower than the number of registered voters in areas where polls were cancelled due to one irregularity or the other. The number of cancelled votes was 3,498.
INEC has therefore fixed Thursday, September 27, 2018 for rerun polls in affected polling units in the following affected local governments: Orolu, Ife North, Ife South and Osogbo.
Below is a copy of a press release issued by the commission.