The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday announced that the Osun State governorship election, which held on Saturday, has been declared inconclusive.
According to Joesph Afuwape, the Chief Returning Officer for the election, Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Candidate, PDP, polled a number of 254,698, while Gboyega Oyetola, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, garnered 254, 345.
Afuwape, however, declared the election inconclusive becuase the number of total votes voided was higher than the margin of the top two candidates.
The number of the invalid votes, according to the returning officer, is 3,498, while the difference between Adeleke and Oyetola is 353.
“Unfortunately, as the Returning Officer, it is not possible to declare any party as the winner,” he said.
Afuwape announced that an election re-run would hold on Thursday, September 27, and it would be between the two top candidates only.
He said the re-run will take place in seven polling units in the state where the election was cancelled.