The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Osun State election as inconclusive.
The announcement which came on Sunday afternoon by Mr Joseph Afuwape, INEC’s Returning Officer, said Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 254,699, while his closest challenger, Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had 254,345 votes.
Iyiola Omisore of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) polled 128,049 votes to place a distant third.
Afuwape said that since the difference between the two leading parties was just 353 votes.
The number of cancelled votes was 35,498, hence no winner had emerged.
“Unfortunately, as the Returning Officer, it is not possible to declare any party as winner,” he said.
He implored party agents to wait for a few minutes to get the date for a rerun between the two leading candidates.