Saturday , 14 December 2019


Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun  on Saturday commended voters for turning out enmasse  to be accredited for  the governorship election.

Aregbesola, who arrived with his wife, Sherifat, at about 10.40 his Unit 1, Ward 8 Polling Unit  at Ifofin, said the  turnout of the electorate was impressive.

The governor, who was accredited at about 10.43 a.m., said he was happy with the conduct of the exercise in his  ward.

He said that though he could not use the situation  in his ward  to assess  the over all performance of INEC, he was happy with what he saw in his ward.

The governor  said that the enthusiasm of  voters  had re-affirmed the democratic consciousness of the people.

“These people (voters) are more democratic than most of us. They are passionate and conscious of their democratic obligation.

“I wish the leadership of this country will be more passionate in building a just and democratic society,” he said.
The governor, however, condemned the reported arrest of some people who he claimed were his party leaders.


Similarly, the PDP candidate, Sen. Iyiola Omisore, has commended the   accreditation  exercise.


Omisore, who presented himself for accreditation at his Moore Ward at 11.27
a.m., described the exercise as largely successful.


The PDP flagbearer, who   said  that the turnout of voters at Ile-Ife was impressive, reiterated his commitment to ensuring a peaceful conduct of the election.


Meanwhile, Labour Party candidate, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, says he is still in the governorship race.


Akinbade  spoke after being accredited at his  Ward 3,Unit 1 Polling Centre at his Ogbagba home town



Akinbade was accredited at about 9:28 a.m. along side other potential voters.


Akinbade expressed confidence in the ability of INEC and other security agencies to ensure a successful poll.


In a related development, a  PDP Chieftain, Mr Aremu Abiodun, has  also commended INEC for putting in place  adequate arrangement which paved the  way for a  smooth accreditation exercise.

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