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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Osun Elections: Omisore Petitions INEC

Former deputy governor of Osun state and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Saturday, August 9, 2014 gubernatorial polls, Iyola Omisore has filed a petition against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the conduct of the election.

Omisore, who has also served a s a senator in the national assembly lost to the candidate of the All progressives Congress (APC) and incumbent governor Rauf Aregbesola in the just concluded elections.
Omisore in the petition dated Saturday, August 9, 2014 accused Aregbesola of flouting provisions of the Electoral Act 2010 by announcing the outcome of the election.
The Nation reports:
The petition titled: Protest on the August 9, gubernatorial election said candidate of the APC, Rauf Aregbesola flouted provisions of the Electoral Act 2010 by announcing results.
The petition reads: I hereby condemn the APC candidate , Raufu Aregbesola declaring his own version of the results without recourse to INEC. With the facts of results, its apparent that the PDP candidate , Dr. Iyiola Omisore is leading.
This act of APC is in conflict with the provisions of Electoral Law 2010 whereby a candidate can concoct figures and released to confuse the public thus make this election inconclusive until facts behind the figures are released by the INEC.
The peace and stability of this state is such under an unprecedented threat . The results so far by APC remained cancelled.
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