After conducting the Osun State Governorship election, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) came out victorious but a rerun to be conducted and date for the re-run to be announced soon.
See result for the two leading Parties:
APC – 254,345
PDP – 254, 698
The difference of 353 Votes is less than 3,498 cancelled votes, therefore the Election is declare inconclusive, a new date for re-run will be announced INEC.
According to electoral rules, a re-run election can be so declared if the margin of victory in an election is lower than cancelled votes, such as in Osun where thousands of votes were cancelled in various local governments while the vote difference between the leading candidates was less than a thousand. In that case, rerun will be held in only affected areas where elections were cancelled.
The affected Local Governments are;
Ife South LG
Ife North LG