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Breaking: Adeleke and Oyetola to battle in re-run election

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Breaking: Adeleke and Oyetola to battle in re-run election

Breaking: Adeleke and Oyetola to battle in re-run election

Breaking: Adeleke and Oyetola to battle in re-run election

According to Premium Times, a re-run will be declared for the Osun State governorship election because of the margin of victory between the two leading candidates.

The election held on Saturday to elect a new governor for the South-Western state recorded a close margin of victory between Adeleke and Oyetola.

The collated results show that, Ademola Adeleke of the PDP won majority votes of about 254,698 while Gboyega Oyetola of the APC came a close second with 254,345 votes.

The electoral rules, says that a re-run election can be so declared if the margin of victory in an election is lower than cancelled votes, such as in Osun where thousands of votes were cancelled in various local governments while the vote difference between the leading candidates was less than a thousand. In that case, rerun will be held in only affected areas where elections were cancelled.

It is expected that INEC is will formally announce the rerun any moment from now, while Thursday is being considered for the rerun.

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