Osun State governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke, has admitted that there was over-voting in six polling units in the State of the Living Spring in the July 16 poll.
He, however, said the assertion contradicted a claim by incumbent Governor Adegboyega Oyetola that the over-voting was recorded in 750 units.
It reads: “For the benefit of members of the public, there are two aspects to the defence with respect to APC’s claim of over-voting. The first aspect is that the over-voting in 750 polling units as claimed by Oyetola/APC in their petition is false over-voting created by the incomplete data of BVAS based on the unsynchronised BVAS report.
“This does not represent what is on the BVAS machine itself and the Forms EC8A. The correct result is as captured in the synchronised BVAS report which tallies with the data on the BVAS MACHINE itself.
“The defence also affirmed further that even if the false over-voting in the unsynchronised BVAS report is unlikely admitted, the PDP will still be leading if votes from the affected six polling units are removed, adding however that such admission is however impossible because the Tribunal will never rely on the unsynchronised BVAS report because is at variance with what is contained on the BVAS machine itself.
“From the analysis on the BVAS machine itself and the Form EC8A which are the primary source as against BVAS report which is secondary, real over-voting occurred in only six polling units.”