Osun election: PDP’s Adeleke rejects result, heads to court: Full result
Sen. Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Osun governorship election, has rejected the result of the rerun poll.
Adeleke, in a statement in Osogbo by his campaign organisation’s spokesperson, Mr Olawale Rasheed, said he would seek legal redress.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, the APC candidate defeated Adeleke with 482 votes in the rerun poll.
Oyetola scored a total of 255,505 to defeat Adeleke who scored 255,023.
Adeleke, however, alleged that voters were deliberately refused access to polling points at gun points while those allowed to voting centres were forced to vote for APC.
He said PDP party agents were arrested, beaten up and shut out of polling centres while the roads were blocked to stop voters and observers.
“Applying all standards, today’s supplementary poll is a non-event as all norms of the electoral process are violated,” he said.
But the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun said the people of the state had spoken through the ballot
A statement by Mr Kunle Oyatomi, APC Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy in Osun, said PDP got their votes in the first election through manipulation.
Oyatomi said that nobody expected that the PDP would come second during the election, adding that most people in the state believed that it would be a straight fight between the APC and SDP.
“We have always known and have made ourselves clear before the election that the PDP had made elaborate arrangement to rig the election through the manipulation of the card readers.
” And it was this process that made them get the votes allocated to them in the first ballot”.
Osun supplementary election results
- Osogbo LG Unit 17, ward 5
Number of registered voters: 885
Number of accredited voters: 473
Total votes cast:473
Total valid votes: 467
Rejected votes: 6
- Orolu LG ward A, unit 1 and 4, and ward 9, unit 3
Total number of registered voters: 947
Total number of accredited voters: 419
Total valid votes: 411
Rejected votes: 8
Total number of votes cast: 419
- Ife South LG ward 7 , unit 12 and 10
Number of registered voters: 1314
Number of accredited voters: 515
Total valid votes: 502
Rejected votes: 13
Total votes cast: 515
- Ife North LG ward 2, unit 2
Number of registered voters: 353
Number of accredited voters: 133
Valid votes: 129
Rejected votes: 04
Total votes cast: 133
Total votes scored by APC and PDP in the four affected LGs: