A re-run is set to be declared for the Osun State governorship election due to the margin of victory between the two leading candidates, Ademola adeleke of the people’s democratic party(PDP) and gboyega oyetola of the all progressive congress (APC) According to Premiumtimes reports.
The election which is said to be one of the closest in Nigeria’s electoral history, was held on Saturday to elect a new governor for the state.
At the end of collation of results, Ademola Adeleke of the PDP won majority votes of about 254,698 while Gboyega Oyetola of the APC came a close second with 254,345 votes.
According to electoral rules, a re-run election can be so declared if the margin of victory in an election is lower than cancelled votes, such as in Osun where thousands of votes were cancelled in various local governments while the vote difference between the leading candidates was less than a thousand.
The difference between the two leading parties was just 353 votes but the number of cancelled votes was 35,498
In that case, rerun will be held in only affected areas where elections were cancelled.
It was also speculated that thursday is been considered as the day for the re-run according to premiumtimes