NIGERIAN’S RULING PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP) WINS ELECTION RE-RUN


Nigeria’s governing People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has narrowly won a hotly-disputed re-run poll for the post of governor in south-western Ekiti state. Turnout was said to be low, amid tight security. An earlier re-run of the vote last week crumbled amid claims of fraud, violence and intimidation.

nigerOur correspondent says the result is likely to be challenged as the state is seen as an opposition stronghold. The original poll two years ago was won by the candidate of the governing PDP. But Segun Oni was thrown out of office and the result was overturned amid allegations of mass vote fraud.

The BBC’s Caroline Duffield, in the region, says the latest outcome means he will now return to office. Heavily-armed police and soldiers were out in force in the state capital of Oye Ekiti, where Tuesday’s vote took place.

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