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    APC rejects PDP’s ‘baseless argument’ on Osun election

APC rejects PDP’s ‘baseless argument’ on Osun election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as baseless the argument of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) worked against its interest in the Osun state.The commission had kicked against the declaration of the governorship election as inconclusive.INEC had based its action on the margin between the candidates who secured the highest votes in [...]

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    INEC: Only votes of Osun people will determine the next governor

INEC: Only votes of Osun people will determine the next governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says only the votes of the people of Osun will determine the next governor of the state.Solomon Soyebi, chairman, information and voter education committee of INEC, said this in a statement on Sunday.This followed the outrage as a result of the declaration of the poll inconclusive.Joseph Fuwape, returning officer of the election, had [...]

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    Rerun or runoff? Things you need to know about an inconclusive poll

Rerun or runoff? Things you need to know about an inconclusive poll

It is official: the governorship election in Osun state has been declared inconclusive.Joseph Afuwape, returning officer of the election, who announced this said the requirements for a candidate to be returned as winner were not met.Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled majority vote of 254,698 while Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) followed with [...]

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    Davido accuses INEC of ‘daylight robbery’ in Osun guber election

Davido accuses INEC of ‘daylight robbery’ in Osun guber election

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    INEC declares Osun election inconclusive

INEC declares Osun election inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the Osun state governorship election inconclusive.Joseph Afuwape, the returning officer, announced this at the head office of the commission in Osogbo, the state capital.He said the margin between Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Isiaka Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was not significant enough to declare a winner.The [...]

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    Osun: PDP cries foul over ‘deducted 1000 votes’, says only polling units’ results acceptable

Osun: PDP cries foul over ‘deducted 1000 votes’, says only polling units’ results acceptable

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will not accept the outcome of the ongoing gubernatorial election in Osun if the final results announced are not the same as those from polling units.Results from 24 out of 30 local government areas (LGAs) have been announced, with the opposition party leading with a margin of over 12,000 votes.Some supporters of the [...]

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    Politicians shun INEC’s directive in Osun, engage in vote-buying

Politicians shun INEC’s directive in Osun, engage in vote-buying

Politicians from different parties engaged in vote-buying in Osun state on despite warnings from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The commission had vowed to curb the trend, threatening to prosecute those involved.As early as possible, voters trooped to polling units to cast their votes, while party agents, observers and security agencies were on ground to monitor the process.Party agents devised [...]

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    PDP agent arrested for vote-buying in Osun

PDP agent arrested for vote-buying in Osun

An agent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been arrested for alleged vote-buying at ward 1, unit 1, Obada Ede local government area of Osun state.The agent whose identity was not disclosed was said to have brought out money openly, forcing security operatives at the unit to pick him up.Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the PDP in the election is [...]

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    How it went: Voting and collation of Osun guber poll

How it went: Voting and collation of Osun guber poll

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    ‘No perfect election in the world’ — EU speaks on Osun poll

‘No perfect election in the world’ — EU speaks on Osun poll

Ketil Karlsen, head of the European Union delegation to Nigeria, says the union is keeping its eyes on vote-buying in the Osun state governorship election.At a press conference in Osogbo on Friday, Karlsen said though no perfect election in the world, vote-buying is as fraudulent as rigging.Flanked by his counterparts from the United States embassy in Abuja and the United Kingdom, [...]

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    INEC: There’ll be serious trouble in 2019 if we don’t kill vote-buying in Osun

INEC: There’ll be serious trouble in 2019 if we don’t kill vote-buying in Osun

Olusegun Agbaje, resident electoral commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun state, says if vote-buying is not killed in Saturday's governorship election, the country is in serious trouble in 2019.He said this at a press conference at the INEC office in Osogbo, the state capital, on Friday.Agbaje asked Osun voters to be patient enough to devote at [...]

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    Omisore: APC planning to rig in Osun but we will stop them

Omisore: APC planning to rig in Osun but we will stop them

Iyiola Omisore, candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Osun state governorship election, has accused the All Progressives Congress of planning to use the Osun Youths Empowerment Scheme (OYES) cadets to manipulate the election.He said this in a press conference in Osogbo, the state capital, on Thursday.The former deputy governor also alleged that the state government had compromised [...]

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    Here are signs that Osun guber poll could end in run-off

Here are signs that Osun guber poll could end in run-off

In 48 hours, residents of Osun state will head to the polls to elect their next governor. Although 48 political parties fielded candidates, there is no gainsaying that the wrestle for power is between four candidates. The election gets more interesting given the fact that the four gladiators and their running mates are from major election-influencing areas of the state.In [...]

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    Politicians giving money for votes in Osun, says TMG ahead of guber poll

Politicians giving money for votes in Osun, says TMG ahead of guber poll

Ahead of the Osun governorship election, the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) says voter inducement is being perpetrated by politicians in 12 local government areas of the state.Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, the group's chairperson, raised the concern in a statement made available to NAN on Wednesday.She said the trend is a dangerous recipe against the credibility of the electoral process.The statement read: "In [...]

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    Don’t allow APC steal your votes, Atiku tells Osun residents

Don’t allow APC steal your votes, Atiku tells Osun residents

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has asked the people of Osun state to protect their votes on Saturday.Abubakar said this when he joined top members of the party in Osogbo, Osun capital, to canvass support for Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship poll.Uche Secondus, chairman of the PDP, Senate President Bukola Saraki; Abdulfatai Ahmed, governor [...]

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    Buhari orders IGP not to invite Adeleke before election

Buhari orders IGP not to invite Adeleke before election

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, not to invite Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, before Saturday.The police had asked Adeleke to immediately appear at the force headquarters in Abuja over alleged examination malpractice.The force said Adeleke was involved in a National Examination Council (NECO) exam malpractice in 2017But a [...]

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