SHOCKING! How Dead Candidate Made It To Final Round Of Election
As Nigeria’s general election starts on Saturday, can you imagine that a dead candidate has made it to the ballot?
That is the awkward scenario that some voters in a US city election may be forced to confront in April when to go the polls to elect a new mayor.
The candidate, Charles Lamb, who was seeking reelection for the mayor of Edmond, Oklahoma made it to the final round of the election - even though he died in December.
According to Sky News, in a three-horse primary in Edmond, Oklahoma, Charles Lamb finished second behind Dan O'Neil, who described it as "sort of awkward".
Mr Lamb, who had been mayor since October 2011, put his name forward for re-election before he died.
When he passed away, it was too late to remove his name from the ballot or to add anyone else.
Were he to win on 2 April, a mayor would be appointed by Edmond City Council?
Mr O'Neil, who served one term as mayor from 2007-2009, said there were "people advocating for his election for their political reasons ... they want to be mayor".
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