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Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by emmatuxz(m): 1:35pm On Sep 24, 2018
A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu, has faulted the declaration of the Osun governorship election that held on September 22 as inconclusive.
Iwu, who was in office from June 2005 to April 2010, spoke on Sunday following the declaration of the guber poll as inconclusive due to vote difference by the Chief Returning Officer, Prof. Joseph Afuwape.

According to the former INEC boss, “Actually, in 2010 during the review of INEC’s Elections’ Manual, my committee and I as the chair, invented the inconclusive elections outcomes, particularly where elections did not hold for one reason or the other.

“However, we the initiators of the inconclusive elections realised that our proposal was against the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as Amended), particularly the presidential and the governorship elections and returns.

“Our proposals could be applied only in senatorial, House of Representatives, and state assembly elections and returns, for which the Constitution did not specify how these returns should be made.

“In this, what is required by the Constitution is that the ‘first past the post’ and/or that the candidate must have the polled majority of the votes cast.

“Secondly, that the candidate in addition to it, must obtain 25 per cent of the total votes cast in two-third of the LGAs of the state in question or of the states in case of presidential election. The electoral act or INEC guidelines cannot supersede the constitutional provisions for that purpose.

“As the constitution has clearly spelt out the manner and how a return should be made in the cases of governorship or presidential election returns.

“Now that the abuse of this tool is becoming obvious, the beneficiaries of this anomaly have refused to listen or adjust accordingly.

“God will surely help us.”

https://thewhistler.ng/amp/story/former-inec-chair-says-osun-election-was-conclusive/

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by Bishop1monte(m): 1:38pm On Sep 24, 2018
First to comment for the 3rd time
El Suraj is the key
But we are watching in 3d

It's in the Constitution now. if it's not, lawyers like Ekweremadu would have faulted it

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by Braze9(m): 1:40pm On Sep 24, 2018
Sure

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by GSA01: 1:43pm On Sep 24, 2018
That is how different news from different angles will be coming up, all i know is that INEC has tried in ensuring that the election is fair and free. just that Politicians and their desperate acts are making it difficult for INEC, Secondly the Federal Government deserve accolade by not influencing the outcome as we have experience in 2007..

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by seborrhic: 1:43pm On Sep 24, 2018
I actually thought this same argument canvassed by some lawyers and the PDP itself was just a propaganda tool and the party trying to blackmail the electoral empire.
But now that Iwu has clearly stated its antecedents and the only constitutional provisions it should apply,its clear that Adeleke should have been declared the winner.
Its a tricky situation now.
If PDP loses after participating in the re-run,it has shot itself in the foot,legally.
I feel PDP should held to court to stop the rerun and compel INEC to declare Adeleke the winner of the election already.

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by emmatuxz(m): 1:45pm On Sep 24, 2018
seborrhic:
I actually thought this same argument canvassed by some lawyers and the PDP itself was just a propaganda tool and the party trying to blackmail the electoral empire.
But now that Iwu has clearly stated its antecedents and the only constitutional provisions it should apply,its clear that Adeleke should have been declared the winner.
Its a tricky situation now.
If PDP loses after participating in the re-run,it has shot itself in the foot,legally.
I feel PDP should heard to court to stop the rerun and compel INEC to declare Adeleke the winner of the election already.
My thought as well

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by FarahAideed: 1:46pm On Sep 24, 2018
Every sane person knows INEC is only buying time to give APC ample time to refine their rigging and result alteration strategy...

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by teflonjake(m): 1:50pm On Sep 24, 2018
They will fry Mr Iwu for this.

He spoke the clean truth.

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by Xander85: 1:50pm On Sep 24, 2018
FarahAideed:
Every sane person knows INEC is only buying time to give APC ample time to refine their rigging and result alteration strategy...

Hehehehe grin grin grin

If my memory serves me right, they did a similar thing in Edo when APC felt they hadn't quite perfected their rigging plans and got the election postponed! shocked

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by Lomprico2: 1:59pm On Sep 24, 2018
Hmmm

Osun have said NO to apc, is it by force?

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by miqos02(m): 1:59pm On Sep 24, 2018
Lot
Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by Dandsome: 2:00pm On Sep 24, 2018
Wow....

This will be too much for zombies to handle.

Not everyone is foolish to not know the truth

We no longer have INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission), what we have now is ANEC (APC National Electoral Commission)

2019 will really be interesting

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by Andyblaze: 2:00pm On Sep 24, 2018



Everything you have done in your whole life, up to this point has led you to read this post.



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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by gmercy713: 2:00pm On Sep 24, 2018
Even in the same state,they cancelled 10LGA and they didn't have a re-run.

Most time we are the cause of the bad democracy in this country.

https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2010/11/26/aregbesola-declared-osun-governor-court-sacks-onyinloa/

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by youngberry001(m): 2:00pm On Sep 24, 2018
Ok
Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by oluwasegun007(m): 2:01pm On Sep 24, 2018
YOU MEAN IWU

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by globalview(m): 2:01pm On Sep 24, 2018
Maurice Iwu... The most current Nigeria... Obasanjo errand boy. Where has he been hidden since?

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by dingbang(m): 2:01pm On Sep 24, 2018
Buhari has bribed them..




Please see my signature, thanks

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by millionboi2: 2:01pm On Sep 24, 2018
PDP won...,,.we all know

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by Nobody: 2:01pm On Sep 24, 2018
Iwu my Man, the retired grandfather of Election Abracadabra and Balloting Magic grin grin grin grin

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 2:02pm On Sep 24, 2018
grin grin

BMC Zombies will cry all over this thread now.

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by Firefire(m): 2:02pm On Sep 24, 2018
We told Nigerians that democracy will surely be destroyed under APC & Gen. Buhary.

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by Bawizzo(m): 2:02pm On Sep 24, 2018
Bishop1monte:
First to comment for the 3rd time
El Suraj is the key
But we are watching in 3d

It's in the construction now. if it's not, lawyers like Ekweremadu would have faulted it
construction nii


Make grammarNazi catch u.

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by Austema(m): 2:02pm On Sep 24, 2018
He is saying the truth now that he is no longer in ther office. Risks are those who are in the office and speaks the truth for they may lose their jobs.

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by Smile4daddy(m): 2:02pm On Sep 24, 2018
Xander85:


Hehehehe grin grin grin

If my memory serves me right, they did a similar thing in Edo when APC felt they hadn't quite perfected their rigging plans and got the election postponed! shocked
Is obvious your memory do not serve you right bcz the APC win pdp in Edom state hands down.

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Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by meezynetwork(m): 2:03pm On Sep 24, 2018
Hmmm
Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by nairaman66(m): 2:03pm On Sep 24, 2018
Blame game begins!!
Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by Blessingmoyo: 2:03pm On Sep 24, 2018
ehn
Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by AmazingELixir: 2:03pm On Sep 24, 2018
grin
Re: Maurice Iwu: 'Osun Election Was Conclusive' by Lanre4uonly(m): 2:03pm On Sep 24, 2018
This means more misinterpretation of the electoral law awaits well meaning Nigerians as we look forward to the 2019 general election. Anyway, this is why one have to expect the unexpected when it comes to Nigeria politics.

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