The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the election of Ogun east senatorial district inconclusive.
Chris Onwuka, a professor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), who was the returning officer for Ogun east, said the decision to declare the election inconclusive was based on the principle of INEC.
He said the election was cancelled because of over voting in Ajebandele ward in Ijebu east local government where total vote cast were more than the number of accredited voters.
There was protest within the collation centre at Ijebu-Ode local government town hall when Onwuka was about declaring Lekan Mustapha of All Progressive Party (APC) as winner of the election.
Mustapha polled a total vote of 84,929, while Adeola Sosanwo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 82,457 votes.
The returning officer said there was alleged case of discrepancies in the election results.
“And if election is being conducted, it can sway decision in any direction. Based on the principle of INEC, the election is going to be declared inconclusive,” he said.
“I have given you the logic, because the officer said he cancelled some polling units, but 13,000 is reflected here. Please, the election remains inconclusive until this is cleared.”
The senatorial districts comprise ahs nine local government areas.
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