#OsunDecides2018: BREAKING! INEC Declares Gboyega Oyetola Winner
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Gboyega Oyetola, winner of the the Osun Governorship election.
Mr Oyetola polled 255,505 votes to emerge winner of the election while the runner-up and candidate of the Peoples Democratic (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, polled 255,023 votes. It is one of the closest election results that has come out of Nigeria's election - 482 votes difference.
The SDP candidate garnered 128 053 votes to emerge third.
The Returning Officer, Professor Abiola Afuwape, announcing the results said "the APC candidate, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, having satisfied the requirement of the law is hereby declared the winner and he is returned elected.
The results concludes the election that started on Saturday, September 22.
While the INEC announced the results from the different local councils, the representative of the PDP at the collation venue, Dele Adeleke, raised issues over reports of violence at different locations in the rerun election.
Here are the results from the four local councils where Thursday's rerun election held.
RO - Pius Enikanoselu
WARD 5, UNIT 17 Alekuwodo
Reg Voters 884
PDP 165 APC 299 SDP 1 ABP 1 MPN 1 Void 6
Reg Voters 947
PDP 122 APC 280 Valid 411 Void 8
IFE NORTH LGA
CO - Prof Arotopin Daniel
Reg Voters 353
APC 126 PDP 02 All
Valid 129 Void 04
CO - Prof Ogolo Emmanuel
Reg voters 1314
APC 455 PDP 36 SDP 2 APGA 1 APA 4. UPN 1 DPP 1
Valid 502 Void 13
The number of registered voters in the State is 1,678,985.
It was an election that international observers said was characterised by intimidation and violation of voters' rights.
The PDP governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, seems not satisfied with the results of the rerun election in Osun State.
Also Read: Adeleke Rejects Result
Adeleke rejected the results of the rerun election even before the official announcement.
The candidate announced the rejection of the poll results in a statement issued on his behalf by the spokesperson for the Adeleke Campaign Organisation, Olawale Rasheed.
The PDP candidate vowed to seek legal redress in court, saying the exercise was brazenly rigged.
Adeleke said the PDP supporters were harassed, intimidated and prevented from voting in some of the units while describing the exercise as a sham.
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