Why Osun State Governorship Election Was Inconclusive

Why Osun State Governorship Election Was Inconclusive

Itohan Ferguson

There is an undercurrent of political tension in Osun state at the moment. This is because the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the Osun State governorship election inconclusive.

According to the electoral body, the Osun State governorship election is inconclusive. Considering the margin between the two winning candidates was lower than the registered cancelled votes.

The parties that had candidates contest for the election are Ademola Adeleke for PDP; Gboyega Oyetola for APC; Iyiola Omisore for SDP; Adeoti Olalekan for ADP and Alfred Adegoke for SPN.

Nigerian singing sensation, Davido has been unrelenting in his support of his uncle. Furthermore, Senator Ademola Adeleke is contesting for Osun state governorship on the platform of PDP. Davido has been quite vocal about INEC’s decision to render the election inconclusive.

In his own words: “They are planning now to declare the election inconclusive as a result of cancellation and violence. The margin is too close, PDP must fight this injustice. We must come out to say no to this daylight robbery!”

Contrary to popular opinions, when INEC deems an election inconclusive, it means: It is an election where the total number of registered votes in units where the results were cancelled or where the elections are postponed, is sufficient to cause a change in the outcome of the election in the affected constituency.

The Osun state governorship election was held yesterday, Saturday, September 22nd 2018. As a result of the inconclusive results, INEC has fixed a re-run election on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

See official statement from INEC:

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