ELECTORAL COMMISSION DECLARES OSUN GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION INCONCLUSIVE, ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 27 AS RE-RUN DATE
He explained that, the two candidates had a difference of about 354 votes, adding that since the difference between the votes of the leading Candidates, it is not possible to declare anybody as the clear winner of the election, hence, a re-run election had to be conducted
His words “Unfortunately as the returning officer, it’s not possible to declare anybody as the clear winner of the election on the first ballot,”
Penpushing further reports that, Fuwape, who is the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, said, “I, Joseph Adeola Fuwape, hereby, declare this election inconclusive,” .
‘INEC’s election guideline made pursuant to Section 153 of the Electoral Act stipulates a rerun if the margin of victory in an election is lower than the number of voters in units where elections are cancelled. In that case, rerun will hold in areas where elections are cancelled’, he declared.