The Ogun State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare the results of the state governorship election inconclusive.
This was contained in a petition signed by the secretary of the party in the state, Sunday Solarin, and addressed to the National Chairman of the Commission, Mahmood Yakubu.
The party alleged deliberate and orchestrated violence unleashed on eligible voters in order to disenfranchise them. This, he said, is a reflection of cancellation of votes in many areas of the state
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The party is now calling for the invocation of the principle of margin of lead as established by the Commission in section 24(3) is in effect, affected by the inability of the population greater than the reflected lead between the assumed winner of the election and the runner-up.
See the statement below:
While the Speaker scored 9,530 votes, his opponent of the PDP Ismail Muddasir scored 11,213 votes.
Okoye said a review will be undertaken immediately before the process is concluded.
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Results for two more local governments are expected before a formal announcement of the winner is made.
Meanwhile the Labour Party and the peoples Democratic Party in the state have both described the election as a sham.
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