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Osun poll: Oyinlola tells INEC to declare winner, warns politicians

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A former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to save the state unnecessary tension by declaring the winner of the governorship election held on Saturday.

Oyinlola gave the warning on Monday in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, when he spoke with newsmen.
He said neither INEC nor any political party had the right to subvert constitutionalism and the peace of the State.
He said: “INEC’s position is double-standard.
“The same INEC had returned winners in recent election with similar cases, especially in Kogi and Bauchi States.
“I call on INEC to reverse itself because the constitution and the Electoral Act are very clear on this matter.
“The winner must be declared forthwith.
“Having said that, I want to appeal to those who are desperate to subvert the will of the people to think twice.
“Some people are said to be boasting that they will win the re-run election on Thursday at all cost.
“I ask them to tread softly.
“This state deserves its peace.
“Nothing must be done to set this state ablaze.”
The election was declared inconclusive by INEC because the difference between the votes scored by the two leading parties, Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress, were lower than the number of votes cancelled.
After the collation of all the results from the 30 council areas of the state, Adeleke of the PDP had 254,698, while APC’s Gboyega Oyetola polled 254,345.
The candidate of the Action Democratic Party, Moshood Adeoti, scored 49,742, while Akinbade had 7,681 votes and Omisore with 128,049 votes.
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