Accord Party demands cancellation of Oluyole federal constituency election


The Oyo State chapter of the Accord Party has called for the cancellation of results from the Oluyole federal constituency election of the state.

The party which made the call on Monday, alleged in a petition that insufficient ballot papers were allotted to the Oluyole Federal Constituency for the election held on Saturday.

The party in the petition addressed to the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state by its counsel, Mr. Oladipo Olasope, said the expected ballot papers for the conduct of the election for the Federal Constituency were supposed to be 130,680.

But only 80,766 were provided for the election.

The party noted that it will not hesitate to approach the electoral tribunal if the injustice is allowed to prevail.

The Accord party in the petition sent to News reporter on Monday said the party said, “Complaint about insufficient Electoral Ballot Papers for House of Representatives Election in Oluyole Federal Constituency, Ibadan, Oyo State, the shortfall which was 49,904 represented 38.19 per cent disenfranchised voters in the Oluyole federal constituency election.

“A complaint was made to AE01 Mrs OLURANTI ABIDEMI IKUDAISI as well as The EO MRS AGNES GRACE OLUWATOMISIN that the house of representative election should be postponed.

“However, despite the complaints, nothing was done and ballot papers were rationed to ward collation centres. The total which should have been brought was 130,680 while the shortfall was 49,904 ballot papers”.