The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner of the Osun State governorship election.
The State Returning Officer of the contest, Prof. Joseph Adeola Afuwape, on Friday made the declaration after given out scores of all the 48 candidates that participated in the election one after the other.
“Oyetola, having satisfied the provision of law, by polling the highest votes in the contest is now declared winner of the gubernatorial election held on September 22, 27 in Osun State,” Prof. Afuwape said.
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Reacting to the development, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, described the supplementary election as a day light robbery and the most brazen assault on democracy in the history of the state.
A press statement issued and signed by the Chairman of the party, Soji Adagunodo in Osogbo expressed dissatisfaction over the conduct of the rerun.
Adagunodo accused the ruling APC of conniving with security personnel to manipulate the electoral process and vowed to to challenge the results.
“Scores of our supporters in those local governments were shot and matchetted on their way to polling centres and in the full glare of security men. Hundreds of people holding PVCs from other polling units were accredited and allowed to vote in Osogbo and Ife South Local Governments.
” PDP agent in Olode was axed and abducted at about 7am today. Media men and election observers were denied access in several polling units. By the time access was granted to journalists at about 11am, ballot boxes had been stuffed by APC agents acting in connivance with INEC officials.
“It is regrettable that election in 7 polling units could not be freely and fairly concluded by the Independent National Electoral commission.