Thursday , 12 December 2019


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

AmarSim Associations Development Consultants

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