INEC’s verdict, a threat to democracy – David Mark

INEC, on Sunday, September 23, 2018, declared the election as inconclusive due to irregularities in some local governments.

Former senate president, David Mark.

Mark made this known in a statement on Monday, September 24, 2018.

INEC, on Sunday, September 23, 2018, declared the election as inconclusive due to irregularities in some local governments.

According to summation of the results, Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke of the PDP had 254,698 votes while Gboyega Isiaka Oyetola of the APC had 254, 345.

Declare Adeleke winner

According to Punch, Mark called on INEC to declare the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun guber poll, the winner.

The former Senate President also called on PDP supporters in Osun to remain calm.

“INEC should demonstrate its independence. This twist is an affront to the good people of Osun State and Nigerians whose wishes are being manipulated.

“The All Progressives Congress must accept the result of the Osun governorship election.

“This antic of changing the rules of the game when it does not favour them is a dangerous phenomenon and a serious threat to democracy.

“Our party, the PDP has been law abiding. We have always complied even in extreme and glaring cases of infractions against us.

“I expect the APC to lead by example and accept the verdict of the Osun election as expressed by the majourity of the Osun people,” he added.

Senate President Bukola Sarakihas also faulted INEC’s declaration on the governorship election in Osun.

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