INEC Was Wrong Declaring Osun Election Inconclusive – Bukola Saraki
Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has berate the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for declaring last Saturday Gubernatorial election in Osun inconclusive.
Mr. Saraki tweeted on Sunday, after the announcement of the election results and eventual declaration of a re-run in local governments where elections were cancelled.
He said that, the electoral body was wrong to have pronounced the poll inconclusive just because certain polling units were cancelled.
See tweet below:
In my layman’s opinion, @INECNigeria was wrong in declaring the Osun Gubernatorial election as inconclusive because the votes in certain polling units were cancelled.
— Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) 23 September 2018
Senator Bukola Saraki recently defects back to Peoples Democratic party, where he has declared his intention to contest for the office of the presidency.
Meanwhile, the All Progressive Congress has responded to the senate president’s tweet, citing a case in 2015 involving late Audu Abubakar of Kogi where re-run election was declared for same reason as in Osun 2018.
In 2015, Late Audu Abubakar of Kogi state was leading by 240,867 votes to PDP 199,514 votes, the margin of 41,353 favoured APC, but the election was declared inconclusive. A rerun was fixed because 49,953 cancelled votes were higher than the 41,353 the APC was leading with… https://t.co/6WONqHxDeY
— APC Nigeria (@APCNigeria) 23 September 2018