A report which has gone viral on social media, alleges that Iyiola Omisore of the SDP who pulled over 120k votes in the just concluded election in Osun State which was declared inconclusive, has agreed to work with PDP’s candidate, Ademola Adeleke to ensure his victory in the Osun rerun election.
Former Minister of Aviation and PDP Chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode, who first dropped hint of the merger in the Osun rerun election, wrote;
I am so proud of the
@OfficialPDPNig in Osun.Congrats to my friend and brother Demola Adeleke. Now is the time for us to reach out and work with others. I will talk to my cousin Iyiola Omisore. He is a fighter. We need him. We must join forces and send the APC demons packing.
ADP Publicity secretary, Adelaja Adeoye who confirmed the merger, wrote;
BREAKING: Senator Iyiola Omisore (SDP) who came third in the
#OsunDecides2018 has agreed after reaching out to him by Senate President, Bukola Saraki to work with PDP for #RerunElection, discussion ongoing with Adeoti of ADP, and others. -TheWailersNG
We reported that INEC fixed September 27th, for Osun State governorship election rerun . The election umpire had on Sunday declared the election inconclusive based on an INEC technicality.
INEC Returning Officer and Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology , Akure , Prof Joseph Fowape , while announcing the results said the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party , Ademola Adeleke, polled 254, 698 votes to defeat that of the All Progressives Congress , Gboyega Oyetola , who polled 254, 345 votes .
However, due to irregularities which marred the election at some polling units in Ife North , Ife South and Orolu local government areas, including cases of card reader malfunctioning, ballot box snatching , among others, this led to the cancellation of 3, 498 votes recorded in the affected polling units.
Quoting INEC’s Standing Rules at the commission’s headquarters in Osogbo, the state capital , Fowape, said since the margin between the two leading candidates was lower than the registered cancelled votes , the election had to be declared inconclusive . He stated that a rerun would take place at the affected polling units on Thursday , September 27, 2018.