INEC Declares APC Governorship Aspirant, Gboyega Oyetola Winner
On Friday morning, Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was declared the winner of the Osun State governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Prof. Joseph Adeola Afuwape, the Osun State Chief Returning Officer of the contest, made the declaration after reeling out scores of all the 48 candidates that participated in the election one after the other.
Afuwape explained, “Oyetola, having satisfied the provision of law, by polling the highest votes in the contest is now declared winner of the gubernatorial election held on September 22, 27 in Osun State.
Total of Re-run Election
APC – 1,160
PDP – 325
Total Final Result
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, described the supplementary election as a broad day robbery and the most brazen assault on democracy in the history of Osun State.
This was included in a press statement signed by Hon. Soji Adagunodo, the Chairman of the party, the copy which was made available to newsmen in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
He accused the ruling APC of conniving with security personnel to manipulate the electoral process, vowed to resist it in due course.
Adagunodo explained that in the early hours of Thursday, thousands of eligible voters were chased away from their homes in Orolu, Ife North and Ife South Local Government Area.
“Scores of our supporters in those local governments were shot and macheted on their way to polling centres and in the full glare of security men. Hundreds of people holding PVCs from other polling units were accredited and allowed to vote in Osogbo and Ife South Local Governments.
” PDP agent in Olode was axed and abducted at about 7 am today. Media men and election observers were denied access in several polling units. By the time access was granted to journalists at about 11 am, ballot boxes had been stuffed by APC agents acting in connivance with INEC officials.
“It is regrettable that election in 7 polling units could not be freely and fairly concluded by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
“We reject any returns of results from this sham and call on the INEC authorities in Abuja to direct that the so-called supplementary election result collation is put on hold now.
“We equally invite leaders of thought in Nigeria and the International community to rise up now to rescue Nigeria’s democracy from being ruined.
“We also call on all members and supporters of our party to resist any attempt to foist concocted election results on the people of Osun using all legal means at their disposal”.