DAVIDO REACTS AS INEC DECLARES ELECTION INCONCLUSIVE
Nigerian famous singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has reacted to the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declaring the just-concluded governorship election in Osun State inconclusive. Davido has been so anxious to see his uncle Ademola Adeleke on the thrown.
According to INEC, Ademola Adeleke from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, polled about 254,698 ahead of Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who garnered 254,345 votes.
This decision followed cancellation of votes in Orolu Local Government, Ife South LG, Ife North LG and Osogbo LG resulting.
In reaction, Davido who had earlier raised the alarm that INEC planned to declare the election as inconclusive because there were cancellations and violence in some polling units, assured that there would be victory at last.
He wrote, ”Desperate for Democracy, Victory is certain which ever way ..God’s planissokay.”
In his submission, he said that INEC has tried to justify the inconclusive declaration of the election result by pinpointing the cancellation and violence in various polling units in the state and also the close margin of the results as regards the two top candidates. They are planning now to declare the election inconclusive as a result of cancellation and violence in some p u bc the margin is too close, PDP must fight this injustice. We must come out to say no to this daylight robbery !!!! @inecnigeria
Because of Davido’s curiosity about the election and about his uncle, he cancelled his music tours abroad (USA). Not only that, he also abandoned his three weeks compulsory orientation program of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). He alleged that ‘ PDP must fight this injustice’.
However, INEC has fixed September 27th, for Osun State governorship election rerun . The election umpire had on Sunday declared the election inconclusive based on an INEC technicality.
Viewing the results so far, 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, 698 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.