Politics #OsunDecides: Omisore Rejects Election Result,Blames INEC REC for Defeat



Senator Iyiola Omisore, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Osun State has rejected Saturday's election result blaming his loss on malpractices perpetrated by a former Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state; Punch reported.

In a statement issued on Monday, Omisore claimed that although the REC was replaced shortly before the election, he had done enough damage to ensure victory for Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress.

"It was not a race we came into unmindful of some of the odds stacked against us. For instance, we had a situation where a clearly partisan Resident Electoral Commissioner had opened the entire electoral system to our opponent from registration stage through data storage to personnel loading.

"Though the leadership of INEC eventually took him out of the state weeks to the elections, he already did a lot of harm in the system that would take years to rectify. In spite of this and the fact that all democratic structures in the state are in the hands of our opponent, our supporters despite harassment from my opponent, still fought gallantly in every polling unit in the state to achieve the result we posted in this election".

"Let it be known that our people would no longer be taken for granted as we have opened the floodgate of democratic challenge which no force on earth can stop.

"I shall be at the forefront as our people keep to press for the real dividends of democracy and the expansion of the democratic space in our dear state.

"In the meantime, the party situation office is presently analysing the results of the elections against field reports and we shall be making public our findings and take appropriate steps accordingly. I, however, appeal to all our supporters to remain calm, law-abiding and peace-loving.”

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