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Osun Decides 2018: Electoral officer arrested for tearing result sheet

AS Nigerians await the announcement of winner of Osun governorship election, an electoral officer who tore the result sheet of Ayeedade Local Government Area has been arrested by the police.

The electoral officer who was identified as Salau Mutiu Kolawole confessed to have collaborated with a senior official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to tear the result of the local government which has been disputed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

INEC had announced that PDP recorded 9,836 in Ayeedade but earlier result announced in the local government showed that PDP got 10,836 votes, a slash of 1000 votes from that of the PDP.

However, the result of 10,861 votes for All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ayedaade was not tampered with.

Kolawole who was captured in a video with the tore result sheet said he was instructed to do so by a senior INEC official.

He was subsequently taken into police custody.

All the results of the 30 local government areas in the state have been collated while the official declaration of the winner of the governorship election by INEC is being awaited.

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