The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Osun State election which held on Saturday as inconclusive. The commission says this was so because of issues encountered, adding that it would announce a fresh date for the supplementary election. The issues, the INEC said, led to the cancellation of votes at Orolu Local Government,Ife South LG, Ife North LG, Osogbo LG resulting to the loss of 3498 votes. However, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is currently leading in the Osun State Governorship election. The INEC announced that the All Progressives Congress scored 254, 345, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got 254, 698 votes to maintain the lead in the election. Although 48 parties are participating in the election, the frontline candidates are Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party and Iyiola Omisore of the Social Democratic (SDP). There was high turnout on Saturday at many of the polling units visited across the three senatorial districts of the state. A heavy security cordon was also thrown on the state with the massive deployment of policemen as well as other security agencies while soldiers were sighted on the outskirts of the state capital. There are 3,010 Polling Units and 755 Polling Points spread across the three senatorial districts and 30 local governments areas of the state. Although INEC registered a total of 1,682,495 voters, some 400,000 Permanent Voters Cards remained uncollected at at Friday. There were also some policemen and NSCDC personnel at the polling unit. Details later…
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