Ballot box snatching at Orolu ward 8
By Emmanuel Oladesu
At ward 8, Orolu local government, hoodlums invaded a polling unit and carted away ballot boxes
Voting still in progress in Ede
20 motorcycles impounded at Ikire
By Precious Igbonwelundu
About 20 motorcycles impounded at Ikire for flaunting restriction order.
Save for that, Ikire has been calm and peaceful, the people coordinated, said Commissioner of Police Kayode Egbetokun.
Voters at Ologun Agbaakin Square
Massive turnout at polling unit 29, Ife Central
Police confirm arrest of PDP chieftain at Polling unit 16, ward 5 for alleged vote buying
DSS arrest a man at unit 20 ward 5 Railway Station for snapping his ballot
I am sure of victory -Akinbade
By Sina Fadare
The gubernatorial candidate of African Democratic Congress, ADC Alhaji Fatai Akinbade has said that he is confident of winning the election that witnessed massive turnout in Ogbaagba, olaoluwa local government of the State.
Akinbade who spoke shortly after casting his vote said he was happy with the massive turnout of the people and the security arrangements put in place.
According to him history is about to be made as he was confident that he would coast home in victory at the end of the exercise.
He however regretted that vote buying which all the political parties claimed to avoid was going on at ward 3unit1-3 where he voted by a particular party adding that this will not assist our democracy.
Osun state governor , Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola with wife, Serifat while voting at Ward 8 Unit 1 Ifofin area of Ilesa around 11.54 am. Photo: Adesoji Adeniyi.
Women waiting to vote at unit 004 AUD primary school Akinfenwa, Iwo
Aragbiji upbeat about Oyetola’s victory
By Bisi Oladele, Iragbiji
The Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdulrosheed Olabomi, has expressed optimism about Gboyega Oyetola’s victory in Saturday’s Osun State governorship election.
Oyetola, who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election, hails from Iragbiji.
The monarch, who cast his vote in front of his palace at 11:17 am, told The Nation at his palace that he was not surprised at the massive turnout of his subjects in today’s election because the APC candidate is one of his subjects that is committed to the development of the town and welfare of indigenes.
Supervisor hails peaceful electoral process in Ede
By Raymond Mordi
The Supervisor in charge of proceedings at Ward 2 and Ward 3, Jagunjagun registration area (13 polling units), Mrs Nkem Okoronkwo, has attributed the peace that characterised the voting process in Ede axis so far on the insistence on due process by INEC commissioners.
She said: “Everything is peaceful and calm, and our ad-hoc staff are working hard to ensure that prospective voters are given the opportunity to freely vote for the candidate of their choice.
“Our commissioners stood their ground to ensure that due process is followed and every stakeholder is carried along.
“Our ballot papers are customised, the effect is that there is no room for manipulation. People have realised that the era of ballot boxes snatching is gone.
“I pray that we will continue to witness such peaceful conduct all over the state.”
Two PDP agents held for vote buying attempts
By Precious Igbonwelundu
Police on Election Duty in Osun State have arrested two suspects for alleged attempts to influence voters with money.
Muriat Olalekan, 61 and Hamzat Muniru, 65 were arrested at St. Mary Grammar School, Elewe-Iwo.was gathered that the police recoveredN 604, 000 from them.
According to the suspects, the money was given to them by one Akin Abiodun, a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ward chairman in Molete Ward 1.
Confirming the arrest, the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Operations and security Coordinator, Joshak Habila said the case was under investigation.
He said the police would arrest, investigate and then handover all suspects to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Hebila said: “So far, there have been arrest for some infractions. Somebody was caught discussing how much money is to be shared.
“I do not have the update on the number of arrests made but I know that not less than two people have been picked up for trying to influence votes.
“We will arrest, investigate and then, hand over to INEC for prosecution.”
Timi of Ede sues for peace
By Raymond Mordi in Ede
The traditional ruler of Edeland, Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal, has hailed the peaceful process so far witnessed in his domain, adding that anybody who loses the election under this circumstances should accept the verdict and leave every other thing to God Almighty.
Oba Lawal, the Lamisa 1 of Edeland, said prior to today’s election, he and other authorities have been appealing to all stakeholders to tow the path of peace, “because it is the Almighty God that enthroned rulers.
He added: “The atmosphere of peace is key to development. For development to happen in any community, there must be peace.”
Mob attack ex-lawmaker for driving to polling unit
By Dare Odufowokan
At Polling unit 16, ward 5 Osogbo, voters attacked a former Councillor in the state , Sobur Ajetinmobi for driving his red Toyota Camry car to the unit.
But for the quick intervention of security men, he would have been mobbed by angry voters.
They accused him of coming to the place with money in his booth to induce voters.
But the man denied it saying he relocated to a farther distance after the last election and could not have trekked all the way.
Normalcy returned after he was forced to move his car away from the area
Voting in Osogbo metropolis generally peaceful
Voting has commenced in Osogbo metropolis and is so far generally peaceful.
Though one Hon. Werenise of the PDP has been arrested for vote buying at polling unit 16 at Technical area of ward 5 in Osogbo.
PDP chieftains flaunting no movement rule – Police
…Police on red alert