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18 Jul
A Returning Officer of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ikire, Irewole Local Council of Osun State, Hon Jide Joba has been shot. Joba was said to have been rushed to a hospital where he is receiving treatment.
17 Jul
Civil Society Situation Room yesterday alleged that there was widespread open negotiation of buying and selling of votes well-coordinated by polling agents in many of the polling units across Osun state.
19 Oct 2018
Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun yesterday stormed the premises of the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo, the state capital to protest against an alleged sudden disbandment of the panel.
27 Sep 2018
Some registered voters of Orolu community in Disu Oke-Odo area, ward 7, Kajola road in Osun state were on Thursday prevented by some heavily armed political thugs from accessing their polling units to cast their votes in the ongoing supplementary election in the state. The alleged thugs were said to be shooting sporadically to scare…
27 Sep 2018
Ordinarily, I should have waited for the conclusion of the re-run election fixed for Thursday 27 instant before doing a follow up review to my last write up titled `Osun Gubernatorial Election and the Future` but, the outcome of last Saturday`s exercise overwhelmed me and, I was challenged to wait no further before coming out…
24 Sep 2018
A legal practitioner, Boye Williams, has averred that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) erred by not declaring Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner. Williams of Divine Chambers argued that having polled 254, 698 of the lawful votes against his closest rival, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress…
24 Sep 2018
The battle for the governorship seat has been shifted to four local government areas following the rerun election fixed for Thursday September 27. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had cancelled elections in seven polling units because of technical hitches and ad hoc staff that absconded with election materials. The 3, 498 voters that will…
23 Sep 2018
Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has commended the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun for taking the lead in the inconclusive Sept. 22 governorship election in the state. Ortom gave the commendation in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja. The PDP candidate…
22 Sep 2018
Two Civil Society Organisations monitoring the Osun governorship election on Saturday said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC’s) secret balloting had so far made it impossible for people to openly buy and sell votes. The Executive Director of YIAGA Africa, Mr Samson Itodo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the group was monitoring…
22 Sep 2018
Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has commended the large turn out of voters for Saturday’s governorship election in the state. Aregbesola, who spoke after casting his vote at 11:50 am at his Ifofin Ward 8, Unit 1 Polling Unit in Ilesa, also commended the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) for the smooth conduct of the exercise.…
22 Sep 2018
There was high turnout on Saturday as residents of Osun headed to their polling units to vote in the governorship election...

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