Election observers commend INEC as accreditation commences smoothly
Election observers in Ilesa, the home town of Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, have commended INEC for ensuring timely arrival of electoral materials and election officials at polling units.
Some of the observers gave the commendation while speaking in Ilesa West and East Local Governments.
They said the early arrival of the officials would be crucial to a successful outcome of the poll.
Mr Terfa Hemen, an observer from the Centre for Democracy Development, said he had monitored six polling units in Ilesa West and Ilesa East, adding that INEC officials arrived before 8am.
He said the timely arrival of INEC officials for the accreditation exercise was indicative of an election that would be credible and fair.
Mrs Cynthia Mbamalu, an observer from Youths Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Development, said the conduct of INEC was commendable compared to previous elections.
Mbamalu said the INEC officials arrived at the polling units on time and accreditation started at 8 a.m. in most of the polling units in Ilesa West and Ilesa East.
A PDP agent, Mr Oluwaseun Oni, also commended INEC for the timely accreditation of voters.
Oni also described the turn out of voters for the accreditation exercise as impressive.
An APC agent, Mrs Victoria Olaide, said INEC officials arrived before 8 a.m. for the accreditation exercise.
Olaide, who said the timely accreditation of voters was commendable, expressed optimism that the election would be free and fair.
According to a PPA stalwart, Adekunle Busuyi, the proper provision and distribution of election materials would ensure a hitch-free exercise.
Mr Florence Olatunji, a 68-year-old- woman, who was accredited at Unit 1, Ward 8, Ifofin, said she came out for accreditation as early as 6:45 a.m..
Olatunji, however, urged INEC to also ensure that voting commenced at the at appropriate time.
Another voter, Mr Olayiwola Kunle, who spoke at Unit 5, Ward 3, Isinki, also commended INEC for its timely commencement of the accreditation exercise.
Accreditation went on smoothly in most of the polling units in the town