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Quick facts about Osun guber rerun election

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Following the Saturday’s inconclusive Osun State governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced Thursday, September 27 as the new date for a rerun which will take place in seven different polling units across 4 local governments in the state.

The affected Local governments are Ife North, Ife South, Osogbo and Orolu local government area.

With the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polling the highest number of votes among the 48 candidates, he was, however, not declared the winner because the margin of his victory was only 353 votes, and could not earn him victory when weighed against the number of votes cancelled, which amounted to 3,498 votes, INEC said.

The total cancelled votes in seven polling units amount to 3,498, a figure far exceeding the margin with which the PDP candidate defeated his All Progressives Congress opponent, Gboyega Oyetola.

Here are the polling units the rerun will take place

Orolu Local Government, Ward 9, Polling unit 001, 393 registered voters

Polling unit 004, 387 registered voters

A polling unit in Ward 9 in Orolu, 167 registered voters.

Ife North Local Government Area, Ward 15, unit 010, 502 registered voters.

Ife South, Ward 16, two polling units, 812 and 502 registered voters respectively.

Osogbo LG , one unit, 884 registered voters.

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I am the most popular Osun governorship candidate – Omisore

A former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, believes his popularity will earn him a big success in the September 22 governorship election in the state.

Most Popular osun governorship Candidate – Omisore

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) said this during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

“I am the most popular candidate in Osun State now,” he said. “The issue is that Osun politics is Omisore and others.”

“Like I said, you don’t just do a bedroom analysis or beer parlour analysis; let us wait and see the result of the election,” he added.

Omisore was deputy governor of Osun State between 1999 and 2003, after which he served as a senator on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He later contested the governorship election in 2014 but lost to Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The former deputy governor who left the opposition party for SDP in May this year has been criticised by PDP members in the state for his defection.

He faulted the claims that he defected because he knew he would not get the party’s ticket, saying the effect of his departure was evident on the PDP in the state.

Senator Omisore said, “Since I left the PDP, PDP in Osun State has been dead. The point is that Omisore was PDP in Osun State and the PDP was Omisore.”

“The point I left was the fact that I foresaw lack of internal democracy,” he claimed. “Our convention was held, party officers were chosen; the National Working Committee (NWC) now cancelled all convention decisions against the Supreme Court judgement.”

Responding to those questioning his credibility to contest in the coming poll, the SDP candidate asked his critics not to be in a haste and wait for the outcomes of the election.

He also played down the claims that he was desperate to become a governor, stressing that the electorate would decide who they want to succeed Governor Aregbesola.

“The people determine their leader, the people determine who is popular, the people determine who is credible,” said Omisore.

“I’m not desperate, if not I won’t go to any party. The people of Osun State have an interest in Omisore, not any party.”