By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, as winner of the Osun State governorship election.
Announcing the result, the returning officer, Professor Joseph Fuwape said Alhaji Oyetola of the APC polled a total number of 255, 505 votes to emerged winner while Senator Adeleke of the PDP scored 255, 023 votes.
Professor Afuwape stressed that with the outcome of the re run election, the APC candidate, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola is now the Osun state governor elect.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the result of the re run election saying the re run election was nothing but the biggest electoral robbery ever witnessed in the history of Osun state.
Osun state Chairman of the PDP, Mr Soji Adagunodo in a statement has rejected the result announced by the INEC describing it as brazen electoral fraud which would be resisted by the party.
“ We reject any returns of results from this sham and call on the INEC authorities in Abuja to direct that the so- called supplementary election result collation be put on hold now. We equally invite leaders of thought in Nigeria and the International community to rise up now to rescue Nigeria’ s democracy from being ruined” he said.
Mr Adagunodo added, “we equally call on all members and supporters of our party to resist any attempt to foist concocted election results on the people of Osun using all legal means at their disposal. ”
“ Thousands of eligible voters were chased away from their homes in Orolu, Ife North and Ife South Local Government Areas in the early hours of today . Scores of our supporters in those local governments were shot and stabbed on their way to polling centres and in the full glare of security men. Hundreds of people holding PVCs from other polling units were accredited and allowed to vote in Osogbo and Ife South Local Governments.”
He stressed further “PDP agent in Olode was axed and abducted at 7 am today . Media men and election observers were denied access in several polling units. By the time access was granted to journalists about 11 am, ballot boxes had been stuffed by APC agents acting in connivance with INEC officials .”