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The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed September 27th for Osun State governorship election rerun.
This was after the Independent National Electoral Commission Sunday declared the election inclusive
The announcement was made by INEC’s Returning Officer, Joseph Afuwape, after PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke, polled 254,699 while Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress had 254,345 votes.
Since the difference between the two leading parties was just 353 votes while the number of cancelled votes was 3,5498, no winner had emerged.
Iyiola Omisore of the Social Democratic Party was thrown to the third position, polling 128,049 votes.
Irregularities marred the election at some polling units in Ife North, Ife South and Orolu local government areas, including cases of card reader malfunctioning, ballot box snatching, among others.
Subsequently, 3,498 votes recorded in the affected polling units were cancelled.
Returning Officer and Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Prof Joseph Fowape, who quoted INEC’s Standing Rules at the commission’s headquarters in Osogbo, said since the margin between the two leading candidates was lower than the registered cancelled votes, the election had to be declared inconclusive.
He stated that a rerun would take place at the affected polling units on Thursday, September 27, 2018.