Osun Decides 2018: Concise Election Monitoring Room/Live Reports

We shall be bringing to you live reports across Osun as eager electorates troop out today September 22 to elect a successor to Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

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We wish Osun people a peaceful election.

Live reports from Osun state:

2:30pm: And with that we come to the end of the coverage of this election. Thank you for staying with us and goodbye till the next election.

2:15pm: Therefore, a supplementary poll would be held to determine the winner of the election, and the date for it would be announced later, according to the INEC chief. Read more.

2:07pm: Fuwape, the INEC presiding officer, said that the number of votes in places where election was cancelled prevented the commission from declaring Ademola Adeleke of the PDP as the winner.

2:00pm: As a result, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the 2018 Osun state governorship election inconclusive.

1:50pm: INEC says some votes were cancelled. As such, the total number of votes got by the PDP is now 254,698.

1:25pm: The waiting is over. INEC is set to declare the outcome of the 2018 Osun state governorship election.

12:00pm: INEC is till collating the final results. Meanwhile, let’s inform you that based on the results from the 30 LGAs, Adeleke polled a sum of 255,698 votes, while his nearest challenger, the ruling APC’s Gboyega Oyetola, received 254,345 votes.

11:00am: From all the results announced, the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke, appears to have won the election. However, the electoral body, INEC, is in the final stage of the election process and getting set to officially declare the outcome.

10:30am: Police have a man accused of tearing election result sheets at a polling unit in Ayedaade Local Government area. Concise News understands that he was brought to the INEC office on Sunday morning.

10:08am: APC beats PDP in Osogbo

APC: 23379

PDP: 14499

10:00am: Let’s go to Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

9:45am: Boluwaduro LGA goes APC’s way

APC: 3843

PDP: 3779

SDP: 1766

9:20am: APC edges PDP in Ola Oluwa LGA

APC: 5025

PDP: 4026

SDP: 2104

9:15am: APC gets highest votes in Ife South LGA

APC: 7223
PDP: 4872
SDP: 6151

9:00am: APC wins Olorunda LGA, a massive win it is

APC: 16254

PDP: 9850

SDP: 7061

8:40am: PDP finishes top in Irewole LGA

APC: 10049

PDP: 13848

SDP: 1142

8:35am: Results from Irewole LGA being announced…

8:20am: Former deputy governor Iyiola Omisore records massive win in Ife Central LGA

APC: 6957

PDP: 3200

SDP: 20494

8:00am: Ejigbo LGA accepts APC

APC: 14779

PDP: 11116

7:50am: APC gaining grounds, wins in Ife North

APC: 6527

PDP: 5486

7:30am: Meanwhile, reports have it that supporters of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have already started celebrating in Osogbo even as the announcement of results is still ongoing.

7:20am: APC gets the better of PDP in Aiyedire LGA

APC: 5474

PDP: 5133

7:15am: Ifelodun shuns APC, accepts PDP

APC: 9882

PDP: 12269

7:10am: PDP’s Adeleke truly at home, records massive win in Ede North

APC: 7025

PDP: 18745

7:00am: APC reduces deficit with Atakunmosa East LGA win

APC: 7073

PDP: 5218

6:40am: APC wins Aiyedaade LGA

APC: 10861

PDP: 9836

6:33am: Let’s go to Aiyedaade LGA

6:30am: APC edges PDP in Odo Otin LGA

APC: 9996

PDP: 9879

SDP: 2941

6:24am: Boluwaduro, we are coming…

6:11am: Isokan says ‘Yes’ to PDP’s Adeleke

APC: 7297

PDP: 9048

6:10am: Ila narrowly goes APC’s way

APC: 8403

PDP: 8241

6:00am: Let’s go to Ila LGA

5:59am: PDP’s lead increases with Irepodun win

APC: 6517

PDP: 8058

5:50am: Irepodun is next…

5:45am: Adeleke edges Oyetola in Oriade, stretches lead

APC: 9778

PDP: 10109

5:38am: Our focus shifts to Oriade LGA…

5:30am: Ilesa West goes PDP’s way

APC: 7251

PDP:  8286

5:27am: Over to Ilesa West LGA

5:10am: Big win for APC in Boripe LGA

APC: 11655

PDP: 6892

5:08am: APC’s Oyetola wins in Ilesa East

APC: 9790

PDP: 8244

5:00am: Let’s go to Ilesa East LGA…

4:37am: Adeleke defeats his challengers in Obokun LGA

APC: 7229

PDP: 10859

4:25am: PDP’s Adeleke humbles APC’s Oyetola and the others in Orolu LGA

APC: 5442

PDP: 7776

4:15am: PDP blows APC away in Ede South LGA

APC: 4512

PDP: 16693

3:54am: PDP beats APC in Ifedayo LGA

APC: 3182

PDP: 3374

3:46am: PDP wins Atakumosa West LGA

APC: 5019

PDP: 5401

3:37am: APC edges PDP in Boluwaduro LGA

APC: 3843

PDP: 3779

3:36am: Collation of results from various local governments began at exactly 3:36am.

3:30am: The returning officer for the Osun governorship election is the Vice chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure, Professor Joseph Adeola Fuwape.

3:20am: Good morning and welcome to the coverage of the collation and declaration of results of the 2018 governorship election in Osun state.


9:05pm: Electorates have accused some PDP and APC agents of refusing to pay those who had cast their ballots for the agents’ candidates. According to reports, the voters lamented that the agents ran away after finding out that their parties had lost.

6:30pm: INEC, some hours ago, warned against release of false results from the Osun governorship election. The election umpire reiterated that only its officials, that is Returning Officers, are backed by law to do so.

6:00pm: Busted for vote buying. Three men are clearly in trouble here. Police have arrested three suspects for vote buying during today’s election. The suspects are Muriat Olalekan, 61, Hamzat Muniru, 65 and Adeagbo Wasiu.

5:00 pm: Early results trickling in from most polling units are suggesting that the final election result in the 2018 Osun gubernatorial poll will be very tight. See some of such results here.

3:20 pm: Voting has officially ended in the Osun State Governorship election with only those on the line as at 2 pm expected to vote beyond the time. Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are now sorting and counting the ballots at the polling units.

2:05 pm: Agents of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have been reportedly caught on camera inducing voters by buying their votes in the ongoing governorship election in Osun state, southwest Nigeria.

1:08 pm: An agent of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that almost all political parties were involved in vote-buying in Ede, Osun State.

Voters in PU 009, Ward 9 ready for the exercise

12:15 pm: The candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the ongoing Osun State governorship election Gboyega Oyetola, says he will win the election because he has laboured so hard. Oyetola said this shortly after casting his vote at Ward 1, Unit 2 in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of the state.

12:06 pm: Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State on Saturday voted in the ongoing state governorship election. While casting his vote in his hometown in Ilesa, the governor expressed happiness with the peaceful nature of the election, describing it as a festival of democracy.


11:45 am: An agent of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been arrested by security operatives for allegedly attempting to buy votes in the ongoing governorship election in Osun State, southwest Nigeria. Read more.

11:30 am: The African Democratic Congress (ADC) candidate for the Osun governorship election, Fatai Akinbade, has voted in the ongoing election. The ADC candidate voted at 10:35 am at Ward 3, Unit 123, Ogbagba, Ola-Oluwa Local Government Area in Osun State.

Fatai Akinbade. Photo: Guardian

10:00 am: The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Osun State governorship election Isiaka Oyetola has voted in the ongoing election.

APC candidate Oyetola votes

9:40 am: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Osun State governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has said he would emerge the winner of the election. Speaking to journalist after casting his vote on Saturday, he described various allegations against him as false.

9:20 am: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate Senator Ademola Adeleke has voted in the ongoing governorship election in Osun State.

Ademola Adeleke casting his vote.

8:45am: INEC officials are sensitising electorates at ward 4 in Ifelodun local government area of the state. There is presence of policemen, NSCDC personnel and soldiers on ground here.

Voters in PU 009, Ward 9 ready for the exercise

8:32am: At Ward 4 in Osogbo local government area, there’s a large turnout of voters and electoral personnel are present and setting up voting materials.

Image from Oriade council shows voters getting set for accreditation

8:30am: As at 7:20, electorates, including many women, had already gathered at Ota Efun area, waiting for INEC officials to begin the voting process.

8:10am: Reports from Ife Central say INEC officials are taking out the posters of candidates at a polling unit in ward 1. There’s a high turnout of voters, and policemen are on ground.

8:02am: Accreditation and voting commenced exactly at 8:00am at polling unit 004 in Osogbo.

8:00am: In the Oriade local government area, security agents have arrived at the Ipetu Ijesa Ward 10 and INEC officials are seen getting set to begin the voting process.

Image from Ipetu Ijesa in Oriade LGA (courtesy Situation Room)

7:52am: These electorates mean business as they arrived the Ward 8, unit 9 Ife East very early to check their names.

Image from Ife East (courtesy Situation Room)

7:50am: At Ede south Alajue 1, Ward 4 Polling Unit 8, electoral officials have arrived, preparing for the election.

7:45am: The Independent National Electoral Commission appears not to be taking anything for granted as the commission has released a contact line, 0908-4444-333, for reporting of any act of vote-buying.

7:30am: INEC officials have arrived at Ward 4 Unit 13, Fagbewesa Street Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

INEC officials arrive a polling unit in Osogbo, the Osun state capital (image courtesy Punch)

7:00am: Below are facts on 2018 Osun Election:

1,687,492 registered voters

48 governorship candidates

1,246,915 PVC distributed

3010 polling units

332 registration areas

30 local governments

4,700 card readers

Over 40 local and international observers

5:40am: Meanwhile, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked why did the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, not withdraw policemen attached to Governor Rauf Aregbesola as he did to Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, before the conduct of the Ekiti governorship election.

5:30am: The Osun state Resident Electoral Commission, Olusegun Agbaje, on Friday cautioned politicians against misinterpreting its electoral rules for their selfish aims. He reiterated that it was not true that the commission had asked voters not to come to polling units with their phones. Read full report here.

5:15am: Forty-eight political parties will today battle for the governorship position in Nigeria’s Land of Virtue even as election umpire, the INEC, has warned against vote-buying.

As we await the commencement of the polls, let’s recap some stories in the buildup to the election.

5:00am: The D-Day is here. Good morning and welcome to our situation room.