The election observation team of the United States, European Union and the United Kingdom have given their initial observation on the conduct of the ongoing rerun governorship election in Osun State, southwest Nigeria.
The observers gave their stance while addressing journalists in Osogbo in an interview televised by the TVC television station.
According to a member of the observer team, who spoke on behalf of the team, the U.S. EU and UK observers had heard reports of irregularities, harassment and interference by inappropriate persons in the elections.
“We are very concerned by these reports and will be checking with stakeholders to check the facts. We call on all stakeholders to remain calm,” a member of the observer team said.
Concise News understands that the ongoing rerun governorship election is to determine the winner of the governorship election which held in Osun on Saturday.
Although Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the PDP had a lead in that election, his margin of victory over the APC candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, was less than the total cancelled votes, the electoral commission, INEC, said.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cancelled the votes in seven polling units in four local governments where the rerun election was held on Thursday.
As at the time of this report, the final results of the rerun election were being collated at the collation centre in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.