After the announcement by INEC on the 27th of February that the People's Democratic Party (PDP) won in the Osun State Presidential Election the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has decided to go to appeal concerning the results of the national and presidential elections held on Saturday before the tribunal.
Atiku won in 20 local government areas with a total of 354,366 votes to defeat his closest rival, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 343,945 votes and won in 10 local governments.
The People's Democratic Party wins all three senatorial districts and also all nine House of Representative seats in the state and this the APC believed that it should not be thus their reason for the decision of going to the tribunal.
On Monday, the acting chairman of Osun APC, Tajudeen Lawal, spoke to journalists at the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Office in Osogbo. He claimed that voting in several polling units were disrupted by PDP-backed hoodlums. In several polling units in Iragbiji, Ikirun, Ila-Orangun, Ile-Ife, Ikire, Ilesa, Okuku, Inisa, Ede, Ipetumodu, Edun-Abon, Ifetedo, and Gbongan, Tajudeen Lawal claimed that hoodlums that attacked and chased All Progressive Congress members were supported by the PDP government.
He also claimed that police officers did not confront the attackers.
When contacted, Oladele Olabamiji, the PDP's director of media, gave the APC go ahead to contest the results but refute the claim that the party or the administration had intimidated voters.
SOURCE: The Punch
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