The Osun 2018 gubernatorial election featured a fierce battle between the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gboyega Oyetola, and the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke.
After the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the September 22 election inconclusive, it scheduled a rerun which was conducted on Thursday, September 27.
At the end of the tally of votes, the APC candidate, Oyetola, scored a total of 255,505 votes while the PDP candidate scored a total of 255,023 votes. He was subsequently declared the winner of the election by INEC.
The APC victory, since the INEC’s declaration, has been generating huge reactions from Nigerians across all divides; religion, politics, and ethnicity.
Legit.ng collects some of the major reactions to the ruling party’s victory:
Those that saw the election as free and fair:
The reactions collected in this category are sympathetic to the APC. The reactions favour the ruling party and consider the election free and fair.
Those that disagreed with the result of the election:
The reactions in this category allign with the opposition PDP. They see the election as a "daylight robbery".
The neutral reaction:
The reactions here can best be described as neutral. They are generally on the conduct of the election and what it means for the country's democractic development.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Senator Adeleke vowed to retrieve his ‘stolen mandate’ from the APC’s Gboyega Oyetola, at the Election Petition Tribunal.
He made the comment in a chat with newsmen shortly before the returning officer, Prof Joseph Fuwape, announced the final figure for the Osun gubernatorial re-run election on Thursday, September 27.
Speaking through his brother, Dele Adeleke, the candidate said the PDP’s next step would be to proceed to the tribunal.
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