President Muhammadu Buhari has urged candidates of forty-eight political parties that participated in the Osun state governorship election to seek court redress should they disagree with the result of the election.
Candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) Gboyega Oyetola was declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after polling 255,505 votes compared to 255, 023 votes of the candidate of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ademola Adeleke.
Although, Adeleke polled the highest voted in the election held on Saturday 22 September with 254, 698, with APC’s Oyetola polling 254, 345, but was declared inconclusive by INEC due to the 353 margin being lesser than 2,637 cancelled in seven polling units.
However, the APC candidate won the conclusive rerun election held on Thursday, September 27, in Ife-North, Ife-South and Osogbo local governments.
After the declaration of the result by INEC, the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) rejected the outcome of the Osun State governorship supplementary election and called for its cancellation and the declaration of its candidate, Adeleke, as the winner. Read more