INEC Announces September 27 As New Date For Osun Governorship Election Rerun


Following the announcement of the results of the Osun governorship, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced a date for a rerun election.

A rerun election became necessary after INEC declared the election inconclusive due to certain reasons.

Announcing the results on Sunday afternoon, INEC’s Returning officer, Joseph Afuwape, said PDP’s Ademola Adeleke, polled 254,699 votes, while his closest challenger, Isiaka Oyetola of the APC had 254,345 votes.

READ: NO WINNER YET! INEC Declares Osun Governorship Election Inconclusive As PDP’s Adeleke Edges APC’s Oyetola

He further state that the total number of cancelled votes was 3, 486.

Afuwape then stated that since the total number of cancelled votes (3,486) exceeded the difference in number of votes between the two leading parties (353), it was impossible for him to declare any party as winner.

He therefore announced Thursday, September 27 as the new date for a rerun election.

The Rerun would be a straight contest between the PDP and APC’s candidates, Adeleke and Oyetola, and would hold only in the seven polling units where results were cancelled.

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