#OsunRerun: Adeleke Issues Statement Rejecting Results As APC’s Oyetola Wins
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun supplementary election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has rejected the results of the rerun election even before the official announcement.
The candidate announced the rejection of the poll results in a statement issued on his behalf by the spokesperson for the Adeleke Campaign Organisation, Mr Olawale Rasheed.
The PDP candidate while vowing to seek legal redress in court, said the exercise was brazenly rigged.
According to him, the PDP supporters were harassed, intimidated and prevented from voting in some of the units while describing the exercise as a sham.
The statement read, “We report to the whole world the brazen theft and daylight swindling of Osun people who were criminally denied their rights to vote and be voted for by an anti-people conspiracy among INEC, security agencies and the ruling All Progressive Congress. An unprecedented travesty of justice and the shattering of democratic values are ongoing in Osun state.
“The whole world is witnessing a charade in the name of an election, a deliberate effort at the imposition of a discredited leadership on the suffering people of Osun State through undisguised brutal force, applying all standards, today’s supplementary poll is a non-event as all norms of electoral process were violated.
“Voters are deliberately refused access to polling points at gun points. Those allowed to voting centres are forced to vote for APC.PDP party agents are arrested, beaten up and shut out of polling centres.PDP agents are barred from many units. Roads are blocked to stop voters and observers.
‘Journalists and election monitors are blocked from accessing many voting areas. Those who attempted gaining access are attacked by hooded thugs.PDP leaders are hounded and arrested. It was a brutal unleashing of force against unarmed election stakeholders.”
Looking at the results already announced, Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) has defeated Senator Adeleke in the race to become the next Osun State governor.
In the results that were already announced by INEC officials at Orolu Ward 08 PU001, Oyetola acquired 111 votes while Adeleke only got 3. In Orolu Ward 08 PU004, Oyetola won 198 votes to Adeleke’s 15, and his lead only got even bigger in Ife South, Olode Ward 07, PU12 where he scored 283 votes to Adeleke’s 15.
In Ife South Osi Ward 8 PU10, Oyetola scored 172 votes to Adeleke’s 21, and recorded a bigger margin in Ife North, Ward 10, PU2 where he scored 126 votes to Adeleke’s 2. In Osogbo Ataoja Ward 05 PU 017, considered to be APC’s stronghold, Oyetola won 299 votes, while Adeleke got 165.
It was gathered that Adeleke could only beat Oyetola at just one polling unit, winning 64 votes over the APC candidate’s 41 in Orolu Ward 09 PU 003.
With this, it is clear that Oyetola has triumph in the rerun election with a difference of 835 votes as he acquired a total of 1160 votes to Adeleke’s 325.
When Adeleke’s previous lead of 353 is added to his tally in the rerun, he’s still 482 votes behind Oyetola, meaning that the APC candidate is set to be announced winner of the election.
However, we await INEC to officially make the declaration at the INEC secretariat in Osogbo, the state capital.