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Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by chieyine(m): 7:41pm On Sep 23, 2018
In my layman's opinion, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong in declaring the Osun Gubernatorial election as inconclusive because the votes in certain polling units were cancelled.

The decision of INEC to cancel the election in those areas after voting had taken place, means that INEC had already excluded the votes in these areas from the election process and therefore those units should have no place in the overall results.

My opinion would have been different if the election in the affected units did not take place at all, may be as a result of malfunctioning of the card readers or unavailability of the electoral materials. However, because the voting took place and was cancelled, only the courts can reverse the initial decision by INEC to cancel the votes in these areas.

That is why I call on our party and its candidate to seek further legal interpretation on this decision by the electoral body. One cannot but wonder whether if places were reversed, and the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), was the one leading in the election, if INEC would have taken the same decision that it has taken now.

At this point, it is necessary to also call on INEC to display courage, boldness, independence, neutrality and patriotism so as to send signals to the world at large that the Nigerian electoral system has come of age and that our democracy has matured. The electoral body needs to re-assure all and sundry that the 2019 election and other elections will be free of manipulations and undue interference.

INEC should note that the Osun gubernatorial election is not only about that South-western state. It is about our country and the entire world is watching. Our national interest is at stake. The integrity of our electoral system is at stake. The reputation of the electoral body is at stake. The future of our democracy is on the line. The way INEC conclusively handles the Osun election will determine global expectations from our political process. It should therefore ensure that the wish of the Osun State electorate eventually prevails.

I praise the dedication and hard work of PDP supporters and the candidate of the party, Senator Ademola Adeleke. They have remained steadfast, resilient, focused and determined.

Let me also commend all the other contestants in yesterday's election for their gallant efforts. This is because it is clear they are all working for the same objective from different perspectives and platforms to ensure that the era of mis-governance, pain, injustice and insensitivity to the plight of the common people comes to an end. It is our hope that they will all co-operate with Senator Adeleke to ensure that Osun State witnesses a development-oriented era.

Let me remind our party supporters and the good people of Osun State that this INEC decision constitutes only a delay of the victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke and the PDP in the Osun Gubernatorial election — as our triumph will come either through the judiciary or further balloting.

I thank PDP supporters and the general public in Osun State and note that we got to this point after many months of hard work, determination and focus. We should not despair and not lose our focus and determination to ensure that the final results reflects the will of the Osun people.

Our party is ahead, despite the irregularities. Our people must remain resilient to see this through to the finish. Now is the time to re-strategize, reach out to all the other candidates and their supporters, build on our lead, and bring this election home.

Our supporters and the entire people of Osun State should remain calm and maintain peace as we move forward to see the successful completion of the electoral process.

Once again, I thank all supporters of the PDP and the people of Osun State who stayed up all night, both physically and on social media to monitor the numbers and protect our votes. We remain undeterred, and we all remain determined to ensure that Senator Ademola Adeleke becomes the next Governor of Osun State.

Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, CON
President of the Senate and Chairman, PDP Presidential Council on Osun Gubernatorial Election.

Source: https://naijapolitico.com.ng/inec-wrong-in-declaring-osun-inconclusive-saraki/

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by MarketingAce(m): 7:52pm On Sep 23, 2018
A nairalander once said that what's the essence of Nigerian politics without Saraki in it? Absolutely nothing!!!
I stand with Saraki.

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by miqos02(m): 7:56pm On Sep 23, 2018
Lol

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by Legolast: 7:56pm On Sep 23, 2018
Who wins is none of my business, what am after is that the constitution needs to be amended concerning electing our political office holders.
How can the constitution says someone who wants to contest for post of governor or president must have senior school certificate but nowadays if graduates are looking for employment they will say minimum of second class upper.

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by Nobody: 7:56pm On Sep 23, 2018
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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by Yankee101: 7:56pm On Sep 23, 2018
Yep. If APC won majority election for don finish

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by oka4ugoo: 7:56pm On Sep 23, 2018
With what went down in Osun State I believe the handwriting on the wall is now becoming very clear that PDP is putting their house in order.

It's time for Gov. Ambode to port and join PDP and damn Tinubu and his useless mandate group or whatever they call themselves. PDP must govern Lagos State.

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by Doerstech(m): 7:56pm On Sep 23, 2018
oUR Next President....see how hr has been active and engaging the entire process....Look at his choice of words...see how intelligent he is....That's the man we need come 2019.....

Not the one that fly's away to bad mouth Nigerian's from time to time.....in Skepta and Wizdayo's voice....Buhari/APC with thier bad energy should go FAR AWAY FROM US......

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by difance(m): 7:56pm On Sep 23, 2018
hmm
Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by wunmi590(m): 7:56pm On Sep 23, 2018
We all know that INEC was wrong in doing that, and we Nigerians and the whole world are watching them.

Just because the election did not favour them this time around, they decided to term it inconclusive.

But they were quick to announce the one of ekiti state.

They should vote 20times PDP, would still win the election

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by johnaruson(m): 7:56pm On Sep 23, 2018
Really?
Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by ODUBEZE: 7:57pm On Sep 23, 2018
chieyine:


One cannot but wonder whether if places were reversed, and the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), was the one leading in the election, if INEC would have taken the same decision that it has taken now.

At this point, it is necessary to also call on INEC to display courage, boldness, independence, neutrality and patriotism so as to send signals to the world at large that the Nigerian electoral system has come of age and that our democracy has matured.

The electoral body needs to re-assure all and sundry that the 2019 election and other elections will be free of manipulations and undue interference.


Source: https://naijapolitico.com.ng/inec-wrong-in-declaring-osun-inconclusive-saraki/
INEC did not handle this issue well at all!

They just proofed to the whole world that they are in APC camp and that portends danger for our democracy. This simply means that they cannot be trusted!

And if they cannot be trusted, how can they conduct 2019 elections

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by popsyleo1: 7:57pm On Sep 23, 2018
Yes
Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by spartan117(m): 7:57pm On Sep 23, 2018
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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by Olohunjedalo(m): 7:57pm On Sep 23, 2018
SaraTheif wan rewrite constitution cheesy

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by udo2018: 7:57pm On Sep 23, 2018
Good analysis..

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by spartan117(m): 7:57pm On Sep 23, 2018
This man must be returned to daura before he ruins our democracy angry

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by wonuks(m): 7:57pm On Sep 23, 2018
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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by ChaleeBendel: 7:58pm On Sep 23, 2018
Saraki the Great
Baba Oloye.
We go #Follow Person wey know road#

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by Bossontop(m): 7:58pm On Sep 23, 2018
grin grin grin
Anytime dis guy talk sense dey always overful am....unlike one old president like dat wey no even go school

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by newsnjobs(m): 7:58pm On Sep 23, 2018
If it was APC that won with that slight margin, INEC would have not brought in this law they are using, they would announce APC as the winner.



No need for too much talk, PDP should go and strategies on how they will win in during the rerun election in the affected areas.


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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by angelawoko(m): 7:58pm On Sep 23, 2018
If law makers don't understand the law, we need serious prayers in this country. Must it be about Tribe, Party or Region at all times.

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by Badruibrahim923: 7:58pm On Sep 23, 2018
True
Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by yusuff4u2c(m): 7:58pm On Sep 23, 2018
You can't hate this guy forever. His political approach is not only cool but also logical. Little wonder PDP is going to win this one: the man in charge understands the game. My own Ajele grin

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by thatigboman: 7:58pm On Sep 23, 2018
God bless Saraki. Supporting Saraki, Tambuwal, Atiku for President.
People that are sound and reasonable

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by Throwback: 7:59pm On Sep 23, 2018
When did Saraki become authority to speak on electoral laws?

And this is the same man who is our Senate President who was trying to change the electoral schedule for 2019?


The very same man who hid overnight in the National Assembly car park so he could hurriedly conduct the principal officers election the next morning, while his own party members were away at a meeting he ought to have also been present to discuss the Senate presidency choice of the party.

He disenfranchised his own party members from voting in their very 1st legislative task, just so as to ensure his own personal victory as the only contestant while handing the minority PDP the Deputy Senate Presidency which PDP never handed any opposition party when they held away.


Saraki would find his own payback soon enough.

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by Beedude(m): 7:59pm On Sep 23, 2018
Legolast:
Who wins is none of my business, what am after is that the constitution needs to be amended concerning electing our political office holders.
How can the constitution says someone who wants to contest for post of governor or president must have senior school certificate but nowadays if graduates are looking for employment they will say minimum of second class upper.
Infact u are not alone on this. A Governor or President need just O'level. While a job of 70k go dey require 2nd class upper and some years working experience.

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by Juliusmalema: 8:00pm On Sep 23, 2018
Inec is a scam.

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by Mizwisdom(f): 8:00pm On Sep 23, 2018
Good points
Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by hollywater: 8:00pm On Sep 23, 2018
God punish anybody that is still supporting this useless APC party.Dancing Senator is the winner of Osun election.

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Re: Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm by Nedfed(m): 8:00pm On Sep 23, 2018
When APC leads in Ekiti State the winner was declared but when PDP leads INEC declared inconclusive.
What a country we are





The must annoying thing is that many people takes this APC party as a saint party especially the man called PMB.

Shiiiiiiiiior


Well I wish the people of Osun all the best
I know God's plan will be done

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