- The Senate president Bukola Saraki has reacted to Osun rerun election
- INEC on Friday morning, September 28, declared the candidate of APC, Gboyega Oyetola, as the winner of the election
- Saraki, however, described the rerun as a sham and biggest electoral fraud in Nigeria
The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has described Thursday, September 27, rerun election held in Osun state as a total sham and the biggest electoral fraud in the history of the country.
Channels TV reports that Saraki, who is also a presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stated this while addressing journalists during his campaign tour in Kaduna state.
NAIJ.com gathered that the Senate president consequently called for the cancellation of the result, especially in view of the complaints made about the supplementary election.
Saraki accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of rigging the election, stressing that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, ought to have been declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, September 23.
This, he said, is because Adeleke had polled the highest number of votes based on the vote count on Sunday, September 23.
According to him, the alleged brazen rigging that characterised the rerun election shows that the ruling APC is desperately working to resist any form of opposition ahead of the 2019 election.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; the Ekiti state governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi; the Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje and his Jigawa state counterpart, Muhammad Badaru, have come together to celebrate the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Osun state governorship election, Adegboyega Oyetola, over his victory at the Thursday, September 27 re-run.
They were joined by the candidate of the Socal Democratic Party (SDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore and the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Rasheed Adewale.
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