Over Voting Recorded At Oyo South APC Senatorial Primary

There was over voting at the Oyo South Senatorial Primary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the number of votes recorded was more than the number of accredited delegates.

477 delegates were accredited, with 18 absent, but the election result showed 575 votes, showing 98 excess votes.

The primary election, earlier billed to hold on Saturday, was postponed till Sunday due to some difficulties.

On Sunday, before the commencement of the accreditation, heavy security was provided and only accredited delegates and aspirants were allowing in.

No fewer than nine aspirants purchased the APC nomination forms in the senatorial district.

Seven aspirants participated in the primary and they were Adegboyega Adegoke, Bimbo Adekanmbi, Sarafadeen Alli, who had earlier withdrawn from the race, Dr Kola Balogun, Idris Kola-Balogun, Waheed Olajide and Rotimi Francis Adeniyi.

Five (5) delegates from each of the 99 electoral wards in the senatorial district making 495 delegates in total were to vote.

The result shows that Waheed Olajide secured 2 votes, Adegboyega Adegoke scored 53 votes, Kolapo Kola-Daisi scored 212 votes, Bimbo Adekanbi secured 98 votes, Rotimi Adeniyi scored 4 votes, Kola Balogun scored 93 votes, while Sarafadeen Alli scored 107 votes.

The total number of votes showed 575 as against 477 which is the total number of accredited delegates.

It is however, not clear if the Senatorial election appeal committee panel will be allowed to decide the issue.

Sources told insideoyo.com that the election may be reconducted today.


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