Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the rerun election and declare him winner of the governorship election.
Speaking with TheCable at his Ede residence on Thursday, the PDP candidate accused INEC of conspiring with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said the state is currently under siege, lamenting the attack on his supporters.
“This is not a free and fair election. Osun state is under siege; we are at war in Osun. They didn’t allow my party to vote,” he said.
“It’s only APC people they allowed to vote. INEC and security agents have compromised. So, there is no election in Osun today. I urge INEC to cancel the election with immediate effect and declare me the winner because I’ve already won the election. ”
INEC had declared the election inconclusive, saying the margin between the two leading candidates was not significant enough to declare a winner.
Adeleke had polled 254,699 votes ahead of Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who had 254,345 votes, leaving a margin of 353.
The commission had announced that 3,498 votes were cancelled across seven polling units in four local government areas. It, therefore, fixed a rerun.