(UPDATED) INEC Declares Osun Election Inconclusive

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The Osun State governorship election held on Saturday has been declared inconclusive.

Declaring the election inconclusive after announcing the results of all the political parties where the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, had the highest number of votes, the State Returning officer, Mr. Joseph Adeola Fuwape, said Adeleke did not meet the requirement of the election guideline to be declared winner.

Adeleke polled 254,698 while his closest rival, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ,Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, scored 254,345 votes.

Declaring the election inconclusive, Fuwape said: “According to election guideline, where the margin of win between two leading candidates is not in excess of the total number of registered voters of the polling units where elections were cancelled, candidate or a party may not be returned.

“From the analysis of the result that we have, the difference between the two leading parties is just 353 and the number of voters in units where elections were cancelled is 3498.

“To that effect, unfortunately, as a returning officer, it is not possible to declare any party as the clear winner of this election on the first ballot.

“The Independent National Electoral Commission will announce the date when another ballot will take place.

“I Joseph Adeola Suwape, hereby declare the election inconclusive, thank you.”

The 3498 votes were cancelled in seven polling units  inIfe South, Ife North, Orolu And Osogbo due to irregularities  ballot box snatching and malfunctioning of card readers.

Though 48 political parties participated in the election it was a fierce contest between the APC and the PDP with the ruling party winning in 15 local governments while PDP won in 12 local governments. The Social Democratic Party (SDP), which fielded a former deputy governor, Senator Iyiola Omisore, won Ife Central and Ife East local governments, while the candidate of the Action Democratic Party, Mr. Moshood Adeoti, won Iwo local government.

SDP candidate who came third in the election polled 128,049 votes while ADP recorded 41,742 votes.

The fiercely contested election was however largely peaceful primarily because of the massive deployment of security agents and equipment. Two police patrol helicopters, 30 Armoured Personnel Carriers, 10 Armoured Personnel Vehicles, 300 patrol vehicles and 28000 policemen were deployed in Osun for the election.

Below are the results as announced by INEC.

BOLUWADURO

APC- 3843

ADC- 69

ADP- 858

PDP- 3779

SDP-1766

IFEDAYO

APC- 3182

ADC- 52

ADP- 176

PDP- 3374

SDP-1377

EDE SOUTH

ADC 83

ADP 357

APC 4512

PDP 16793

SDP 855

IWO

ADC: 1164

ADP :16125

APC :7644

PDP:6122

SDP: 4153

OROLU

ADC 79

ADP 388

APC 5442

PDP 7776

SDP 2043

ATAKUMOSA WEST

APC- 5019

ADC- 106

ADP- 718

PDP- 5401

SDP-1570

OBOKUN

ADC 106

ADP 663

APC 7229

PDP 10869

SDP 1907

BORIPE

ADC – 137

ADP – 1137

APC – 11, 655

PDP – 6, 892

SDP – 2730

ILESA EAST

ADC – 18

ADP – 1275

APC – 9790

PDP – 8244

SDP-3720

ILESA WEST

ADC 127

ADP 2363

APC 7251

PDP 8286

SDP 2408

ORIADE

ADC 109

ADP 1224

APC 9778

PDP 10109

SDP 2265

IREPODUN

ADC 158

ADP 2534

APC 6517

PDP 8058

SDP 4846

ILA

ADC 96

ADP 183

APC 8403

PDP 8241

SDP 3134

ISOKAN

ADC 56

ADP 682

APC 7,297

PDP 9048

SDP 3460

ODO OTIN

ADC 1034

ADP 1112

APC 9996

PDP 9879

SDP 294

AYEDADE

ADC 145

ADP 1654

APC 10861

PDP 9836

SDP 2096

IFE CENTRAL

ADC 194

ADP 1053

APC 6957

PDP 3200

SDP 20494

EDE NORTH

ADC 89

ADP 758

APC 7025

PDP 18745

SDP 1380

IREWOLE

ADC 249

ADP 1915

APC 10049

PDP 13848

SDP 1142

OLORUNDA

ADC 335

ADP 1409

APC 16254

PDP 9850

SDP 7061

OLAOLUWA

ADC 1408

ADP 2194

APC 5025

PDP 4025

SDP 2104

IFE NORTH

ADP – 745

APC – 6527

PDP – 5486

SDP – 5158

EJIGBO LGA

ADP – 592

APC – 14779

PDP – 11116

SDP – 4803

EGBEDORE

ADP – 636

APC – 7354

PDP – 7231

SDP – 3367

AYEDIRE

ADP – 1642

APC – 5474

PDP – 5133

SDP – 2396

IFE SOUTH

ADC 136

APC 7223

PDP – 4872

SDP – 6151

IFE EAST

ADC 237

ADP 509

APC 8925

PDP – 6,608

SDP – 17643

IFELODUN

ADC: 236

ADP 2844

APC 1970

PDP 12269

SDP 9882

ATAKUMOSA EAST

ADC 60

ADP 629

APC 7073

PDP 5218

SDP 2140

OSOGBO

ADC 413

ADP 2478

APC 23,379

PDP 14,499