INEC Declares Ogun East Senatorial Election Results Inconclusive

Mahmood Yakubu
Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

By Femi Ogbonnikan in Abeokuta

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the results of the Ogun East senatorial district election inconclusive.

The Returning Officer for the district, Prof. Chris Nwoka, noted that at the conclusion of the collation of results from the nine local government areas that make up the zone, the APC had a total of 84,929 votes, while the PDP polled 82,457 votes.

Nwoka was about to declare the APC senatorial candidate, Senator Mustapha Olalekan, the winner over his closest rival, Sosanwo Ayoola of the PDP, when crisis broke out in the hall.

It was discovered that results were cancelled in Ward 10, Ajebandele, in the Ijebu East Local Government Area of the state.

The total number of voters in the ward exceeded the difference between the two leading parties.