- The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the party is not aware of the outcome of the Saturday, July 16, governorship election in Osun state
- The disclosure was made by the national chairman of the ruling party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, on Sunday, July 17
- Adamu's position on the matter was made known about 12 hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the 2022 Osun governorship poll
Hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the Osun governorship election, which took place on Saturday, the ruling party's chairman said that he is yet to get a formal notification from the electoral body.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, while speaking on Arise Television's programme on Sunday, July 17, said he is unaware that the incumbent governor of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, lost his re-election bid to Adeleke.
Adamu also told the host of the programme that he is just hearing about Adeleke's victory from him (the presenter).
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“With due respect, my dear brother, I am just really hearing this from you. I have not formally heard the announcement from INEC, which is the independent commission responsible for elections in Nigeria.
“I have not heard from them yet. Once I hear formally from INEC, I can be in a position to answer this particular question.”
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However, confirming that he is yet to read the dailies or receive any situation report on the outcome of the election, Adamu said he will keep his comments until he gets a formal notification on the poll from INEC.
“I don’t like pre-empting my situation. You need to be patient. Since you got the result, wait for me too to receive it. You can get back to me and I will be willing to talk about it.
“Until I hear from INEC formally or my people in the control room confirm that it is the result, of course, I will abide by it. But hearing the result first from you is unacceptable. You are not INEC.”
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Oyetola said he has taken cognisance of the results of the governorship election announced by the INEC on Sunday.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Oyetola, Ismail Omipidan, noted the party would be responding appropriately after studying the results and consulting with critical stakeholders of the party.