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The Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the Ife Central State Constituency Rerun Election, Chief Dipo Eluwole was on Sunday declared winner of the exercise held on Saturday and concluded the following day.
Eluwole, who was returned elected with a total of 5,504 votes, beat the Accord Party candidate, Mr. Segun Fanibe and Hon. ‘Tilewa Sijuade of All Progressives Congress, APC, to second and third positions respectively.
The Accord Party, AP, candidate polled 4,790, while All Progressives Congress ,APC, candidate, garnered 4,587 votes,CPC 91,NPPP 11,and NNPP polled 25.
It would be recalled that Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had on Saturday declared the re-run election inconclusive.
The Returning Officer for the election, Mr. Francis Oladimeji said while speaking at the collation centre: “Election in two polling units were cancelled. That is Agbedegbe Street, Moore Ojaja Unit 02 and Moore Ojaja.
“The number of accredited voters in the two units is 872. The margin between the first two candidates is 710 by our record. Following the regulation, where the number of cancelled votes is more than the margin between the two leading candidates, we cannot announce the winner.”
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