BREAKING: Osun 2018 Governorship Election Results Tickles In!

Vote counting starts in some Osogbo units
Counting of votes begin in Ikire
Vote counting has started in some units in Ikire while voting is still on in  others.
This is in line with INEC regulation that voting should continue so long as a voter is on the queue before the 2pm cut off time.
Another PDP agent held for alleged Vote buying
Vote counting at  unit 007, ward 2
Vote counting  underway at the polling unit adjacent to Sen. Adeleke’s: Ojisun Compound,  Polling Unit 007, Ward 2, Abogunde/Sagba registration area, Ede North
Counting of votes begins at Adeleke’s polling unit
Vote counting about to begin at Sen. Adleke’s polling unit, polling unit 009 Abogunde compound, Ward 2, Ede North
Former Speaker gives INEC passmark
By Raymond Mordi in Ede
Former Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Adejare Bello, has hailed the conduct of the election in his polling unit, adding that he would give the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) a passmark, if the same scenario is replicated at the various polling units across the state.
His words: “As far as this polling unit is concerned, I would say so far, so good. We have been restricted from moving around during the election, so I have no way of knowing what is happening elsewhere.
“But, if what us happening here is replicated in all the polling units,  I will give INEC a passmark and I will say that the exercise has been successful.
“At this polling unit, the disabled were given the opportunity to cast their votes; some of them were assisted by their able-bodied counterparts.
“As you can see, voting is still underway at this unit as at 1.30pm. This is because we have close to a thousand registered voters are registered here and the turnout is quite high.”
Omisore: I’ll win despite irregularities
By Joseph Jibueze, Ile-Ife
Omisore casts his vote
Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate in Osun State, Dr Iyiola Omisore, expressed confidence that he would win the election despite irregularities.
Addressing newsmen after casting his vote, he claimed he got reports from across the state that a lot of things were going wrong.

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

By Raymond Mordi in Ede
There are still long queues of voters in many polling units in Ede.
Voters are waiting patiently to cast their ballot, while electoral officials are idle in many other voting points.
For instance, at the polling unit of former Speaker, Hon. Adejare Bello, Ward 3, Unit 4, Ede North, there was still a long queue as at 12.30pm when our reporter visited the unit which has two voting points.
Same thing goes for Unit 1, Ward 3, Ologun Agbaakin voting area, as well as Areja Square/Yidi Road, Polling Unit 006, Ward 3, Ede North.

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.

Aregbesola votes

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

Omisore casts his vote
By Joseph Jibueze, Ife
Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate in Osun State, Dr Iyiola Omisore, has cast his vote.
He voted in Unit 003, Ward 1, located in St Gabriel Primary School, Moore, Ile-Ife.
He voted at exactly 11.16 am, having arrived the unit at about 11.04am am.
He was accompanied by his aides, with supporters chanting “Abere Straight!” in reference to the government house.

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

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