#OsunDecides2018: PDP Goes To Court
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will on Monday go to court to stop the Osun governorship rerun election fixed for Thursday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The party will also pray the court to declare its candidate the winner of Saturday's election.
Multiple sources with the party told Bounce News on Sunday evening that the party would approach the State High Court in Osogbo on Monday to stop INEC from going ahead with the rerun election on Thursday.
The sources noted that the party would by all possible means get the court to overturn the decision of INEC and compel the commission to announce its candidates as the winner.
Hints that the party will go to court came to light during the press conference organised by party on Sunday to state its positions on the decision of INEC to declare the election inconclusive.
The party Chairman in the state, Soji Adagunodo, had stated that all options were still on the table and that the party would take a final decision on the matter.
INEC declared the election inconclusive because the total number of votes with which the leading candidate leads the runner-up was not up to the number of registered voters in the 7 cancelled polling units.
Adeleke polled a total of 254,698 votes as against 254,345 votes of the 1st runner-up, Gboyega Oyetola of the APC.
The number of votes in all the cancelled units were 3,498 while the leading margin was 353, as such INEC stated that if there was no cancellations in those centres, the election results would have been different from what it was because any candidate could still win.
Elections will be re-conducted in these Local Government Areas: Ife north, (one polling) unit, Ife South, (two polling units), Orolu, (three polling units) and Osogbo, (one polling unit).
A winner is expected to be announced after that rerun.
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