Osun Rerun: Aregbesola Declares Thursday Public Holiday
The Osun Government has declared Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 as public holiday to enable electorate to vote in the re-run gubernatorial election in the state.
A statement by Mr. Sola Fasure, Media Aide to Governor Rauf Aregbesola in Osogbo, Wednesday noted that “the public holiday is to enable workers participate in the rerun governorship election.”
The governorship election was declared inconclusive and a re-run ordered, because the number of cancelled votes was higher than the margin between the two top candidates.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Ademola Adeleke, was leading with 254,698 votes, while his closest rival of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gboyega Oyetola, had 254,345 votes, a difference of 353 votes.
The margin was, however, less than the 3,498 votes in the polling units where voting was cancelled.
Consequently, the INEC Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Joseph Afuwape, declared the poll inconclusive and ordered a re-run.