#OsunDecides2018: PDP rejects INEC’s ‘inconclusive’ declaration

PDPThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected in its entirety, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC’s) declaration of the September 22, 2018, Osun State governorship election as inconclusive.

The PDP insists that the process was conclusive and that its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, who won a total of 254, 698 votes, is in clear lead and should be immediately declared a winner by INEC, having met the requirements of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

A statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated that the declaration by INEC is a sordid robbery of the franchise of the people of Osun State, who participated in the election.

“Section 179 (2) (a)(b) of the 1999 Constitution, (as amended), is clear and very unambiguous in spelling out the conditions for returning a candidate to the office of governor of a state.

“This section states inter-alia, “A candidate for an election to the office of Governor of a State shall be deemed to have been duly elected where, there being two or more candidates – (a) he has the highest number of votes cast at the election; and (b) he has not less than one-quarter of all the votes cast in each of at least two-thirds of all the local government areas in the State.

“The declaration of the election as inconclusive, by INEC is, therefore, a sordid robbery of the franchise of the people of Osun State, who participated in the election.

“It is obvious that having failed in their schemes to alter the final results due to the resistance of the people, the APC had to bear pressure on INEC to declare the election inconclusive so as to pave way for the perfection of their manipulative schemes, which the people of Osun state have firmly resisted so far.

“Instead of yielding to the evil machination of the APC, INEC should have summoned the patriotic courage to immune itself and end this needless controversy by returning the PDP and declare our candidate as the winner.

“It is instructive to state that the PDP will no longer accept inconclusive elections as a subterfuge by the APC attain its dubious electoral manipulative schemes in our nation.”

Ologbondiyan also stated that “the people of Osun state and the entire nation are already aware that the PDP won this election. They have the authentic figures from the polling units and know the candidate the voters prefer.

“The people by their votes have overwhelmingly declared for our candidate and we are not ready to accept any attempt by anybody to use any means whatsoever to steal our mandate freely given by the people.

“The PDP is for peace, but we will not hesitate to use every force available in a democracy to face any attempt to subvert the will of the people or rig us out in this election.

“The PDP, therefore, charges the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to avoid the fury of the people by immediately reversing this fraudulent decision of the Resident Electoral Commissioner and declaring our candidate the winner of the election. Anything short of this is definitely not acceptable to the PDP and the people of Osun and it is a direct recipe for crisis.

“Finally, the PDP cautions INEC and the APC to note that the game is up. The people of Osun state have decided in favour of the PDP and that has become a fact that can never be altered,” the statement read.

 

 

14 Comments
  1. Ademola Afolabi Demmy says

    By the time INEC declares the winner, you will equally reject it

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  4. Patience Uchenna says

    Who can accept that type of fraudulent act.

  5. Emmanuel Abayomi Johnson says

    Go to cancel the election and see what miracle APC will perform with the reschedule.

  6. Abdul Ishmiel says

    Buhari regime is synonymous with inconclusiveness. Nigerians only got to hear about inconclusive elections during Buhari’s reign.

  7. Educate urself with this at least
    WHAT’S THIS NOISE ABOUT OSUN ELECTION INCONCLUSIVENESS Don’t let us be mischievous We Can’t Love Rules of Law Only When They Favour Our Fancy!!!! In November, 2015 late Prince Abubakar Audu of APC was leading Idris Wada of PDP by 41,000 votes at the close of voting in the Kogi State Gubernatorial elections…. The 41,000 Margin of Win was enough to declare him winner but the CANCELLED VOTES was 43,000, higher than the margin of win and could swing the election on paper. INEC declared the election inconclusive and did Re-run in the affected polling units to conclude the elections… INEC has not done anything wrong with its decision on
    #OsunStateGubernatorialelection

  8. Desmond Eguavoen Godwin says

    I love your comments, let them wait 27 is already here

  9. Ómó Àghèshínkólè says

    MUCH ADO ABOUT OSUN’s INCONCLUSIVE ELECTION.
    Dr. Uche Diala

    Why do we choose to have selective memory?

    In 2015, in Kogi State, Late Abubakar Audu of the APC was leading having polled 240,867 votes to PDP’s 199,514 votes.

    The margin of 41,353 favoured Audu and the APC but it was declared inconclusive.

    A Rerun election was fixed because 49,953 canceled votes was higher than the 41,353 margin of victory despite the fact that the APC was leading.

    In Imo State, in the same 2015, Rochas Okorocha of the APC was leading with about 80,000 votes when the election was declared inconclusive for the same reason that the margin of victory was lower than total number of PVCs collected in areas where elections/results where cancelled.

    A supplemetary election was subsequently held before a final declaration made.

    The simple logical reason is that no one can determine how those votes if they counted would affected the results.

    So what’s all the noise over INEC declaring Osun Governorship election inconclusive on similar grounds even with a margin of victory less of than 1,000?

    Is it just mischief or we love noise making?

    I remain Uche Diala and I hate playing the ostrich.

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  12. Morrison Uriah says

    Prepare for rerun and forget this rejection stuff….God willing you will wind but isn’t going to be easy.

  13. Adelabu Adegoke Penkelemess says

    They all know the truth.

  14. Ijezie Nnamdi says

    INEC DECIDES and not OSUN DECIDES

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