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Hoodlums Attack INEC Office In Osun. by TalkTheMatter (m): 2:39pm on February 25
Olanrewaju Bolaji
The Polytechnic, Ibadan
Mass Communication
Graduate, Nigeria.

Suspected hoodlums on yesterday stormed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office, Ijebu-jesa in Oriade local government area of Osun in an attempt to raid electoral materials.

It was gathered that the hoodlums who came in their numbers, attacked the Commission’s office shooting sporadically at about 3:00 am.

They were promptly repelled by men of Nigeria Police Force but they succeeded in setting ablaze two power generator kept outside the office and also burnt some empty ballot boxes and mats kept outside.

However, the situation was brought under control while Osun State Police Command said it was intensifying efforts to bring the culprits to book.

Meanwhile, INEC declared Olufemi Fakeye, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the Ila/Ifedayo/Boluwaduro Federal constituency in last Saturday’s election.

INEC’s returning officer, Prof Paul Ogunjiyagbe, returned Fakeye as winner having scored highest votes of 20,371 to defeat his opponent, Hon Clement Akanni who polled 17,247 votes.

Also, INEC declared Mr Amobi Yunusa Akintola of the APC as winner of the Iwo/Ayedire Olaoluwa Federal Constituency election.

The returning officer, Professor Rufus Adesoji Adedoyin from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife declared Amobi winner having polled the highest votes.

Amobi according to Prof Adedoyin scored 29,229 votes against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mr Mudasir Lukman who came second with a total vote of 21,608 and Adiat Olaposi of Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) who polled 17,62 to make the third position.

Collation of results are still on going as at the time of filing this report.

Source: www.talkthematter.com.ng/2019/02/hoodlums-attack-inec-office-in-osun.html

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