On Monday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made a stunning revelation that indicated that no fewer than 4,387 votes were allegedly removed by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) from the total number polled during the elections.
The South West Zonal Secretary of the PDP, Bunmi Jenyo, addressing a press conference in Ede, said thorough investigations revealed the alleged discrepancy by INEC through the summation of votes in Olorunda and Osogbo local government councils by apportioning more votes to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
According to Jenyo, details obtained from Form EC 8C showed that in Olorunda local government, the total votes polled by the APC was 14,867, while INEC recorded 16,254 votes for the ruling party, indicating that 1,387 additional votes were allotted to the APC.
He further explained that a similar situation happened in Osogbo Local Government, where the actual votes polled by the APC was 21,479 which is different from the 23,379 votes recorded by INEC.
Jenyo, however, added that INEC recorded 14,499 for the PDP instead of 14,599, just as he said the total votes of the PDP was reduced by 1,000 in Ayedaade local government.