LIVE UPDATE: Osun Government Election Rerun

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LIVE UPDATE: Osun Government Election Rerun

Nigeria News 27th September, 2018:

The supplementary election was declared on Sunday after the electoral commission, INEC, declared the governorship election inconclusive.




INEC said the margin between the two leading parties, PDP and APC, is less than the number of cancelled votes (3,498) in the seven polling units.

The supplementary election holds in the seven polling units were elections were cancelled.

In the inconclusive election held Saturday, Ademola Adeleke of the PDP scored 254,698 votes to beat his APC rival, Gboyega Oyetola, who polled 254, 345 votes. Mr Omisore, who hails from Ife Central local government, polled 128,049 votes to occupy the third place.

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Results of the exercise have started trickling in.

Kajola Village Unit 001 Ward 8
APC 111
PDP 3

Idiya Village Unit 004
APC 198
PDP 15

Gbogbo Primary School, Unit 03, Ward 9, Orolu LGA
APC 41
PDP 64

Ward 5 Unit 017 in Osogbo Local Government

APC299
PDP 165

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3:02 At Ward 9, unit 3, Orolu LGA, PDP secured 64 while APC had 41 votes

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2:30 Adeleke declares Osun rerun a coup

Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election, has described the rerun election as a coup.

“What is happening in Osun State now is not an election. What we have is a coup. That is what we are witnessing now,” he told PUNCH.

“Our supporters are being harassed and are not allowed to vote at all. Let the whole world know that this is not the democracy.”

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2:10pm Gunshot sounds rocked Unit 17, Ward 5, Osogbo LGA. Suspected thugs invaded the unit to disrupt the exercise but security personnel prevented the incursion.

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2:06pm – Voting ends In PU12 Olode Ward 07, Adereti village in Ife-south LG. The presiding officer closes poll as officials commence sorting and counting of votes immediately.

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Voting ends at voting point one, Unit 17, Ward 5, Osogbo at 2.10pm

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2:27: The presiding officer of polling unit 012 in Olode Ward 07, Ife South, is now counting the votes.

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12:50pm Osogbo LGA – Akinlade street in Osogbo leading to Polling Unit 17, Ward 5 where election is currently ongoing has being fully militarised.

Soldiers, Police, SSS, NSCDC officials are fully on guard in most of the adjourning routes to the area.

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As at 12:50pm, only about 25 voters were still left on the queue in the unit, the only one where the re-run election is being held in Osogbo.

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12:50pm Osogbo LGA – Akinlade street in Osogbo leading to Polling Unit 17, Ward 5 where election is currently ongoing has being fully militarised.

Soldiers, Police, SSS, NSCDC officials are fully on guard in most of the adjourning routes to the area.

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12:50pm, only about 25 voters were still left on the queue in the unit, the only one where the re-run election is being held in Osogbo.

At Ward 5, Unit 17 in Osogbo, a man has been accused of voting buying. He was arrested by security operatives who found about N20,600 cash in the pocket of his inner jeans shor.

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10:12 Voters at Adewale polling unit 17, Alekuwodo, Osogbo.

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8:09am Oshogbo LGA: Aged people given preference at PU 17, ward 5 but voting cubicle is not secluded to ensure voter secrecy as INEC promised.

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8:00 Heavy security in Osogbo for supplementary election

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7.45am- All is set in Oshogbo. At PU 17 Ward 5 in Oshogbo, electoral officers have already set up the polling centres. They waiting to commence the voting process by 8 am, the official time.

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7.52am – There is confusion at the same ward in Osogbo as a voter is seen with a PVC of another polling unit.

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Some party agents protest. The police order the holder to vacate the area. Calm returns. The queue is long.

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