The Osun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of removing 4,387 votes from the total garnered by its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke in last Saturday’s Governorship election.
This was revealed during a press briefing in Ede by the South West zonal secretary of the PDP, Reverend Bunmi Jenyo.
Detailed examination, according to Reverend Jenyo, has revealed that the PDP was shortchanged by INEC through the summation of votes in Olorunda and Osogbo local government councils by allotting more votes to the All Progressives Congress (APC) than what the party garnered during the poll.
According to Jenyo, details obtained from Form EC 8C showed that in Olorunda local government, the total votes polled by the APC was 14, 867, while INEC recorded 16,254 votes for the ruling party, indicating that 1,387 additional votes weere allotted to the APC.
He further alleged that similar scenario played out in Osogbo local government, where the actual votes polled by the APC stood at 21, 479, adding that on the contrary INEC recorded 23, 379 votes for the party.
Jenyo, however added that INEC recorded 14, 499 for the PDP instead of 14, 599, just as he said the total votes of the PDP was reduced by 1,000 in Ayedaade local government