PDP Calls For Rerun Of Ogun Governorship Election
The Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a rerun of the governorship election held in the state on Saturday.
The party made the call following the cancellation of results, especially in the Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.
Naija News had earlier reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared the state governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dapo Abiodun as the winner of the election.
The Secretary of PDP in Ogun State, Sunday Solarin, called for a rerun of the election in a petition he personally signed.
The PDP state agent, Oyejide Sunkanmi, protested the process of picking results from the server and uploading the same on the result sheets, claiming that zero had earlier been recorded in the affected units.
The PDP agent read out the petition signed by Solarin at the INEC collation centre on Sunday.
The Party argued that section 24(3) of the Electoral Act empowers the INEC to cancel elections where there was violence and not to pick results from sources.
According to the PDP representatives, the election was marred by violence across the state on Saturday.
The drama started when the returning officer of the local government, Professor Eden Gboyega Omoseni, reported at the collation centre that several polling units were cancelled in Sagamu Local Government over violence and non-usage of BVAS.
Omoseni reported that on getting to the collation centre in Abeokuta, his team discovered that results from some of the so called polling units have been uploaded on the (INEC) server.
He revealed that he had to go on the server to download the results and recorded them on the result sheet.