#OsunRerun: INEC Disturbed By Arrest Of Media And Observers
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is worried.
The electoral body says its “disturbed” by reports about accredited media and observers being arrested and prevented from carrying out their duties for the Osun state governorship rerun elections holding today, Thursday, September 27.
The commission made this known in a tweet which read:
“INEC is disturbed about reports that accredited media and observers are being arrested or prevented from operating in some polling units. This is being taken up with the security agencies. #OsunDecides2018"
Thursday was fixed for the rerun after Saturday’s election was declared inconclusive, after Senator Ademola Adeleke (PDP) had polled 254,698 votes to defeat Gboyega Oyetola (APC) who polled 254,698 votes.
Returning Officer and Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Professor Joseph Fuwape said that since the difference in votes between the two leading candidates was less than the registered cancelled votes (3,498), the election had to be declared inconclusive - according to INEC rules.
See INEC’s tweet below:
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