A week after the conclusion of Osun state governorship election, some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are currently protesting against the declaration of Governor Aregbesola's chief of staff, Gboyega Oyetola, as the winner of the election.
Senate President Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto and national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, are among the top PDP leaders protesting in front of INEC headquarters.
They are asking the electoral umpire to declare Senator Ademola Adeleke the winner of Osun state governorship election.
Legit.ng had reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the result of the Osun gubernatorial election inconclusive.
The returning officer of the election, Adeola Fuwape in an address on Sunday, September 23, said based on the outcome of the result which ended with a slim margin between the two leading parties, the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress, the election was inconclusive and a rerun was held.
Legit.ng had also reported that Senator Ademola Adeleke, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, described the rerun election in seven units of the state as a ‘coup'.
Adeleke who disclosed this on telephone said that supporters of the PDP were being denied access to ballot papers in the governorship rerun election.
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“What is happening in Osun state now is not an election. What we have is a coup. That is what we are witnessing now. Our supporters are being harassed and are not allowed to vote at all. Let the whole world know that this is not democracy."
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