Breaking: Ogun PDP agent calls for rerun of Ogun governorship election - The People's Voice


Sunday, March 19, 2023

Breaking: Ogun PDP agent calls for rerun of Ogun governorship election

By Toyin Olotuyemi, Abeokuta 

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called for the rerun of the Ogun State governoship election held on Saturday over cancellation of results especially in Sagamu Local Government.

Drama started when the returning officer of the local government, Professor Eden Gboyega Omoseni, reported at the collation center that several polling units were cancelled in Sagamu Local Government over violence and non usage of BVAS.

Omoseni reported that on getting to the collation center in Abeokuta, his team discovered that results from some of the called polling units have been uploaded on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, server.

He revealed that he had to go on the server to download results and recorded them on the result sheet.

The PDP state agent, Oyejide Sunkanmi, protested the process of picking results from the server and upload same on the result sheets, whereas zero had earlier been recorded in the affected units.

He read out a petition a petition signed by the Secretary of the party Dr Sunday Solarin callinf for rerun of the election.

The Party argued that section 24(3) of the Electoral Act empowers the INEC to cancel election where theirs violence and not to pick result from sources.

The election was marred by violence across the State on Saturday.

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