Still from Osun, the arrest of an INEC administrative staff in Ayedaade local government, Salau Mutiu has added a new twist to the inconclusive election.
The figures as declared at the collation centre and recorded in the form EC60E showed the PDP scored 10,836 votes while APC clinched 10,861 votes but while declaring the results at the INEC headquarters on Sunday morning, the figures suddenly changed to 9836.
The PDP agent challenged the result, demanding a thorough investigation before the final declaration of results.
The returning officer then asked the PDP agents to do their own checks since the figures contained in the result sheet submitted to him tallied with the total figure given.
While the PDP agents were still going through the heap of result sheets from the polling units, a member of the PDP, along with other persons, walked into the collation centre with Mutiu.
Mutiu revealed he was arrested while trying to remove the original sheet, which has the original figure of 10,836 votes, from the INEC local government office.
Mutiu claimed that he had the original copy of the results which he said he attempted to shred and just as he was about to be ushered into the centre where results were being declared, security operatives intervened, querying the plan to drag the man into the hall to “disrupt” announcement of results.