Ogun Governorship Election holds with mixed feelings

As Ogun people left their homes on Saturday to vote for their new governor and assembly members, there were conflicting emotions.

Low voter turnout occurred in Ogun Central's Abeokuta South Local Government, compared to high voter turnout in Abeokuta North's majority of polling places.

In Ibara ward 15 unit 010, Abeokuta South,  accreditation started at 8: 55 with a very scanty number of  voters on the queue, the same situation was recorded at polling unit 6 Ibara Oke-Oke-Ilewo of the same ward where voting started at 9:00 am. 

There were several empty polling booths  in Abeokuta North -  Ward 11,  unit 33, Oke-Sokori area of the local government which had been deserted as at 9:13 am.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials who spoke to Journalists at the polling unit disclosed that  only six persons out of 51 accredited voters had come out to vote.

Voters at Ward 11 unit 34 in Totoro-Sokori, Abeokuta North lamented the distorted network despite early commencement of the process at 8:15 am.

In ward 8 Abule Otun Abeokuta North local government there was low turn out of voters.

According to the All Progressive Congress APC chairman in the local government Alhaja Faidat Sarumi Akintunde  lamented on poor arrangement by the  INEC officials.

Our reporters observed that unlike the presidential election, the poll started early as election materials arrived on time.

However, the BVAS functioned well in  most of the polling units visited in Abeokuta metropolis. 

There was heavy security with different security personnel including the military at different strategic locations to monitor illegal vehicular and pedestrian movement. 

Meanwhile, Electorate were running after their lives in Ward 13 Pollig unit 22, Itori-Oke Abeokuta South local government area of Ogun State where thugs attack voters and destroyed ballot boxes .


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