Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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    Osun rerun: APC leading with 835 votes as INEC concludes collation

Osun rerun: APC leading with 835 votes as INEC concludes collation

The All Progressives Congress (APC) secured 835 votes ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun state governorship rerun election.The results of all the seven polling units across the four local government areas where the exercise took place have been announced and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to make a pronouncement.From the announcement at the [...]

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    Police: There are plots to disrupt Osun rerun

Police: There are plots to disrupt Osun rerun

Joshak Habila, deputy inspector-general of police, says the force has got wind of plans to disrupt Thursday's rerun election.Addressing a press conference in Osogbo, Osun state capital, on Wednesday, Habila said the police and security agency would however, not permit any breakdown of law and order during the process.He said anyone found wanting would be made to face the wrath [...]

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    Osun rerun: Omisore’s decision to support APC is shameful, says Fani-Kayode

Osun rerun: Omisore’s decision to support APC is shameful, says Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, says the decision of Iyiola Omisore, candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Osun governorship election, to support the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state's rerun, is shameful.The election which held on Saturday was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The electoral body said the margin between Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the [...]

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    INEC: Why an electoral official tore result sheet in Osun

INEC: Why an electoral official tore result sheet in Osun

Segun Agbaje, resident electoral commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun state, has clarified the controversy surrounding the election result of Ayedaade local government area in the governorship election.One Mutiu Salawu, an official of the commission, had been assaulted by a mob for allegedly tearing election result at St. Patrick Grammar School, Gbongan.In a video which went viral, [...]

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    Osun: Election as theatre

Osun: Election as theatre

What is going on in Osun state right now is nothing short of political theatre. It is keeping us all entertained, but it has also turned so many observers into emergency lawyers. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the Osun Gubernatorial election of September 22 inconclusive and has ordered a supplementary election at seven polling centres in four local [...]

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    PDP chieftain attacked at Osun polling unit

PDP chieftain attacked at Osun polling unit

Fatai Diekola, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Osun state, was attacked in Osogbo, the state capital, on Monday.Diekola was said to have gone to canvass for votes at a polling unit where rerun is scheduled to hold on Thursday, when he was lynched by "thugs" suspected to be working for the All Progressives Congress (APC).Officers of the Nigeria Security [...]

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    CUPP accuses INEC, APC of plotting to ‘import voters’ for Osun rerun

CUPP accuses INEC, APC of plotting to ‘import voters’ for Osun rerun

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) says there is an alleged plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the Osun rerun election.INEC had declared the governorship election held Saturday inconclusive and subsequently fixed Thursday for a rerun.The rerun will take place across seven polling units in four local government areas [...]

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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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