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Adeleke rejects result of Osun rerun election, plans to seek legal redress

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Osun governorship election, Sen. Ademola Adeleke has rejected the result of the rerun poll.

Adeleke, in a statement in Osogbo by his campaign organisation’s spokesperson, Mr Olawale Rasheed, said he would seek legal redress.

Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, the APC candidate defeated Adeleke with 482 votes in the rerun poll.

Oyetola scored a total of 255,505 to defeat Adeleke who scored 255,023.

Adeleke, however, alleged that voters were deliberately refused access to polling points at gun points while those allowed to voting centres were forced to vote for APC.

He said PDP party agents were arrested, beaten up and shut out of polling centres while the roads were blocked to stop voters and observers.

“Applying all standards, today’s supplementary poll is a non-event as all norms of the electoral process are violated,” he said.

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